As a teenager, who would you have called if you needed?
Positive youth development means youth are fully prepared not problem free. Many adults are unable (yes, some are also unwilling) to provide young people with the specific kinds of knowledge and resources they need to thrive. A strong support system is essential to success.
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Members of On Purpose Networking for Women will be selling, demonstrating and educating us on their products and services. This is a great opportunity to network, make new connections and search for that PERFECT holiday gift – even if that gift is something special just for you!
There are opportunities to meet business and wellness experts. Men are invited to attend and children are also welcome. The evening is casual – you can arrive when you want and stay as long as you want. Snack foods will be served all evening.
The event is FREE so invite your friends and colleagues. Registration is appreciated as it allows for planning for food but not required.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE (x3):
First semester report cards have been issued and it’s time to implement the second semester academic plan.
I believe that a Packaged For Success™ Program portfolio is essential. Many people think you just put documents in a binder or folder — not so. You have heard the saying “the proof is in the pudding” right? Well, some of the proof is in the portfolio but that isn’t enough. A portfolio is a living project. Everything included in the portfolio should be relational. A portfolio should tell the story of your academic, professional, and/or service life.
Enroll your teens in our Packaged For Success™ Youth Portfolio Development Program and let us guide them through the process of building a meaningful portfolio and help them understand how to present the portfolio to others. The real proof is in their explanation of the portfolio.
Welcome to the end of 2013! Today I want to share three awesome resources available to support teens in foster care during the holiday season.
FosterClub, the national network for young people in foster care, recognizes the struggle faced by young people in and from foster care during the holidays. FosterClub provides the following Holiday Guides to offer ideas and encouragement to young people and the adults who support them.
Many of you know that my favorite movie is Krush Groove. I also love Christmas music and old school hip hop. You don’t have to be a Rocket Scientist to figure that I am a Run DMC fan and one of my favorite Christmas songs is Christmas in Hollis. Check out the video here.
Our company is called The Teen Toolbox because we specialize in supporting teens by providing value to teens and adults!
You read that correctly!. We have something for YOU if you are a:
Aren’t you covered in the list above?
In addition to writing our blog, we also deliver workshops, seminars, and training programs on the following topics:
I am blessed and thankful for so many things…
I AM THANKFUL FOR YOU!
Thank you for sharing this blogging journey with me and for supporting our 7th Annual Pack A Purse Drive!.
What are you thankful for?
Nicki Sanders, MSW, Chief Visionary Officer
The Teen Toolbox utilizes youth portfolio development and civic engagement and academic empowerment strategies to help teens set goals for life after high school and create a road map to reach those goals through its PACKAGED FOR SUCCESS™ Programs. We are committed to supporting and raising awareness about the needs and potential of teenagers in the foster care system.
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Amber S. exited the Florida foster care system two years ago. Her interests include art, music, crime scene investigation shows. She is a fan of hip hop, rap, R&B and gospel music.
Other people describe Amber as being shy and always staying to herself. She describes herself as being a good listener, and good at math and a good problem solver. She is a giver who loves to help others with their problems and her math skills come in handy as she sets a budget for herself.
Amber’s favorite TV shows are Criminal Minds and Supernatural. She graduated high school early by obtaining her GED and plans to attend college and pursue a Master’s degree in criminal justice, specializing in crime scene investigations. Watching law enforcement shows on TV and research on the crime scene industry has led Amber to her career goal to become a crime scene investigator.