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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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.
Our company is called The Teen Toolbox because we specialize in supporting teens by providing value to teens and adults!
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If you are a Facebook user you have probably read a few interesting things about your Facebook friends in the last week. I read the “game” updates that appeared on my timeline but had no desire to join the game so I didn’t comment. Then a friend posted a powerfully transparent status that sucked me in. I replied and she assigned me the number 8 this weekend. I had to play fair and write 8 things about myself. I have written three blog posts about myself fairly recently so I started there. I referenced the blogs in numbers 1-3 and made sure not to repeat any “life” details in 4-8.
Today, I thought I’d share my life with my blog community (again). Here we go…
SPRING 2014 COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP FOR COLLEGE STUDENT IN FOSTER CARE
Flexible internship opportunity will utilize journalism, public relations, and marketing strategies.
The Teen Toolbox Spring 2014 Internship Opportunity is designed to be a mutually beneficial working relationship. Internship is an unpaid opportunity for Washington metropolitan area college student in foster care or recent foster care alumni. The Teen Toolbox will provide practical work experience that allows intern to develop and enhance skills in journalism, marketing, and public relations. Intern will receive quality training and have access to critical academic and career resources. Intern is encouraged to take initiative and request assignments or projects that relate specifically to their career goals and that will strengthen this professional experience.
Intern must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Intern and Chief Visionary Officer will agree on tasks weekly. Many tasks can be completed online and reviewed with Chief Visionary Officer by telephone and email. Intern and Chief Visionary Officer will meet in person at least twice per month. Internship will begin in January 2014 and end in May 2014. Maximum 10 hours per week. Renewal is possible.
I don’t really watch a lot of TV but it seems like I do because I usually write about what I watch. My viewing choices are categorical – family, adoption, pioneer movies, and entrepreneurs/business.
I LOVE Christmas movies –I wait all year to watch them. How could I forget Oprah’s LifeClass and Oprah’s Next Chapter? I also love Sunday Best. TD Jakes Presents Mind, Body, and Soul is awesome. Maybe I need to add new categories.
What can you tell about me based on what I watch on TV? Doesn’t really matter LOL!
America seems to be plagued with the “not in my backyard” syndrome. When things make us angry or fearful we tend to rally together until its time to work to eradicate the problem. When that time comes the numbers of willing workers seems to dwindle if it is “not in my backyard”.
YES, parents should monitor their child’s computer time, friends, clothing choices, television viewing, homework, sugar intake, music, and hang out places. What we must remember is that parents have different skill sets, resources, responsibilities, coping mechanisms, and personal histories. I am in no way taking parenting responsibility away from parents but there are 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system in the United States. Whether they are unable to or choose not to, clearly someone isn’t doing what they SHOULD do! This goes well beyond the parents of children in the foster care system I might add. In an ideal world parents are a child’s first teachers and lay a strong foundation for success from birth. We don’t live in an ideal world. I may just scream if I hear one more person exclaim “that’s the parent’s job” as it relates to a young person who is hurt, vulnerable or in trouble! When are we going to stop pretending that all kids have good parents?