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Do You Have Questions About Our Packaged For Success Program?

Published on September 2, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

You may have questions about our Packaged For Success Youth Portfolio Development Program.

  • Is a professional portfolio the same as a foster care life book?
  • Is a professional portfolio the same as a scrapbook?
  • How does building a portfolio build life skills?

 

Here is a blog review to help you better understand the Packaged For Success Program and its values and benefits to teens. Happy Reading!!

 

  1. Related Post: A Teen’s Life Is Worth Documenting!
  2. Related Post: Document Their Lives In A Professional Portfolio
  3. Related Post: 5 Reasons Every Teen In Foster Care Needs A Portfolio
  4. Related Post: 5 MORE Every Teen In Foster Care Needs A Portfolio
  5. Related Post: Ready To Enroll Your Teen In Packaged For Success?

 

For additional questions or to schedule Packaged For Success Program for your youth, please email me at: info (at) theteentoolbox (dot) com.

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Take A Portfolio Back To School

Published on August 19, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

It’s back to school time! 

Recommendation: Add a portfolio to the school supplies list.

Education is power. Youth are full of limitless possibility.  They learn from every interaction and experience – either what to do more of or what not to do again and both can have positive consequences.  The Teen Toolbox implements the positive youth development model which means that our youth are fully prepared but not problem free.  Positive youth development focuses on assets and not deficits and includes youth in solution seeking.  We believe that teens should be the author of their own paths and that the role of adults is to guide and not lead.  Adults must build a safety net or foster an atmosphere where teens can fail safely. 

 

Packaged For Success™ is a preparation lifestyle – a collection of positive habits and character traits where we are prepared for the great things life has to offer.

  • Prepared with a mindset of abundance that allows us to take advantage of opportunities that come our way.

You Asked For It, You Got It

Published on July 1, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

Today is July 1st — officially the beginning of the second half of the year. I am kicking off the month by participating in my second “Ultimate Blog Challenge”. I will use this challenge to challenge you to up your game. I will be authoring 31 special blogs during the month of July.

You know me as the Chief Visionary Officer of The Teen Toolbox – teen life skills, youth portfolio development, foster care, education, and community service, but this month I have something special for adults. Are you currently job hunting? Are you a new college graduate? Are you ready to change jobs? Maybe you know someone who can benefit from new job search strategies? Well guess what? I am dedicating the next 30 days to helping adults who are seeking employment. Yes, my fellow adults, this one is for you.

Are you wondering WHY the shift in focus? It’s true I am extremely passionate about empowering teens and young adults but this isn’t really a shift in focus for me (more on that tomorrow). Here are the 5 main reasons why I am blogging for adults this month:

Packaged For Success Wins

Published on April 23, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

Consider these two scenarios then ask yourself which candidate you would choose.

 

Two high school sophomores apply for their first job at the new grocery store in their neighborhood.  Amy arrives for her interview with a copy of her resume in a 2 pocket folder and a couple pieces of loose leaf notebook paper to take notes.  After completing The Teen Toolbox’s Packaged For Success Youth Portfolio Development Program, Betty arrives at her interview with her resume, transcript, and a letter of recommendation in her neatly organized professional portfolio.  Both girls are dressed professionally, friendly, have comparable grade point averages, and they both are members of the band.  Which candidate do you feel is more likely to be hired?

 

A Portfolio Is Not A Life Book

Published on April 17, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

A professional portfolio and a foster care life book are not the same.

 

Both a professional portfolio and a foster care can help teens increase self-awareness and self-confidence. Both a professional portfolio and a foster care life book document a teen’s history, celebrate their achievements, and allow them to highlight their skills and abilities. Both are a meaningful recording of a teen’s life in his or her own words.

 

A professional portfolio chronicles a teen’s educational and workforce endeavors to give employers, recruiters, and scouts a complete picture of who they are and what their academic and employment capabilities are.

 

Here are5 things that may be found in a foster care life book that will not be included in a professional portfolio.

  1. A birth certificate

Is There Success In That Package?

Published on April 13, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

Packaged For Success™ is a preparation lifestyle – a collection of positive habits and character traits where we are prepared for the great things life has to offer.

 

Our Packaged For Success™ Youth Portfolio Development Program helps foster teens put their best foot forward! During our professional portfolio development seminar, youth discover their strengths, record their achievements, create their own definition of success, and plan their future.  The end result is a completed professional portfolio complete with employment tools, academic records, and documentation of community service activities.

 

1. Package = a bundle of something, usually of small or medium size, that is packed and wrapped or boxed

 

Prepared with our accomplishments and experiences in a professional portfolio.

 

 

 2. Package = something conceived of as a compact unit having particular characteristics

 

Prepared with a mindset of abundance that allows us to take advantage of opportunities that come our way.

 

 

5 Reasons Every Teen In Foster Care Needs A Portfolio

Published on March 22, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

Our Packaged For Success™ Youth Portfolio Development Program helps foster teens put their best foot forward! During our professional portfolio development seminar, youth discover their strengths, record their achievements, create their own definition of success, and plan their future.  The end result is a completed professional portfolio complete with employment tools, academic records, and documentation of community service activities.

 

1.    professional portfolio is different from a Life Book.

Many states require children in foster care to have a Life Book.  A life book chronicles a teen’s personal life including family background and medical history but a professional portfolio chronicles their academic and career endeavors to give employers, recruiters, and scouts a complete picture of who they are and what they are capable of.

Related Post:  A Teen’s Life Is Worth Documenting

 

 

2.    The process of building a professional portfolio can motivate young people to graduate from high school.