Your Child Needs Tools To Create Opportunities For Lifelong Success!
Youth Success Academy is an online program designed to provide
youth grades 7-12 with three critical success skills . . .
1) FINANCIAL SUCCESS
For eternity, economists will give us a gazillion reasons for the state of the union and whether you believe them or not, I know you want the best possible future for your child.
Money Smarts is what young people need for success and you cannot rely on your child’s school to impart the skills he or she needs.
This is the age when your child really starts asking for things, well more expensive things anyway. What a great opportunity for them to learn. You’ve probably been telling them for years that “money does not grow on trees” but now it’s time for them to EXPERIENCE the lesson.
It won’t be long now before your child is an adult and trust me, you really want to make sure they are ready for the real world. (Or they may actually come back home!)
This course uses the Practical Money Skills curriculum as a foundation upon which we build layers of interaction, thinking and experiences.
“Know Your Dough”
Ten things your teen needs to learn about money while he or she is still in the safety of your home:
Lesson #1: Earning
Lesson #2: Budgeting
Lesson #3: Spending
Lesson #4: Banking
Lesson #5: Credit
Lesson #6: Borrowing
Lesson #7: Saving & Investing
Lesson #8: Giving
Lesson #9: Decision Making
Lesson #10: Living On Your Own
2) BUSINESS SUCCESS
Just like you, with the economy the way it is today, I worry about my children’s future. Are the schools preparing them for the business world? Will they be able to find a job? Can they survive if they get laid off? Will they have a retirement account to depend on in their golden years?
A 2005 poll from Junior Achievement (JA) found that 68.6 percent of the teenagers interviewed wanted to become entrepreneurs, even though they knew it would not be an easy path. In spite of this overwhelming interest; however, youth rarely receive any information about entrepreneurship as a career option.
This course, written by Linette M. Daniels, PhD, was formerly known as “How To Start A Business Even If You’re A Kid”. Interested students will be able to start a business at the conclusion of this course (provided they complete the action steps)
“From Bookbag To Briefcase”
Here’s Exactly What Your Child Will Learn:
Lesson #1: How to choose a business that’s just right for them
Lesson #2: What it takes to build a strong foundation for business success
Lesson #3: How to manage the money all the way to the bank
Lesson #4: Tools and techniques for marketing their product
Lesson #5: What it takes to find, get and keep customers
Lesson #6: How to put all the pieces together for a strong business plan
3) LEADERSHIP SUCCESS
Young people who have a positive outlook about themselves and their future will have a strong foundation for leadership. Yet, many youth don’t know how to lead while others simply don’t recognize their own potential to do so.
The Making of a Leader is designed to help teens discover and develop the rewarding challenges and successes of being a leader, regardless of whether they are building these skills from the ground up or improving skills they already have.
Leading is as much about thinking things through, making good choices and solving problems wisely, as it is about promoting positive attitudes and respect.
This course uses the Everyday Leadership curriculum as a foundation upon which we build layers of action, growth, and reflection. Each student will receive a copy of Everyday Leadership: A Guidebook for Teens to complete their lesson activities.
“The Making of a Leader”
Lesson #1: Introducing Leadership
Lesson #2: What Leadership Means To Me
Lesson #3: The Leaders in My Life
Lesson #4: What I Look for in a Leader
Lesson #5: Leaders and Followers
Lesson #6: Power Play
Lesson #7: Communicate with Style
Lesson #8: Here, There, Everywhere: Active Listening
Lesson #9: My Values
Lesson #10: Doing the Right Thing
Lesson #11: He Says, She Says
Lesson #12: Choosing Tolerance
Lesson #13: Strength in Numbers
Lesson #14: Turning Conflict into Cooperation
Lesson #15: All in Favor, Say “Aye”
Lesson #16: All for One, One for All
Lesson #17: Taking Chances
Lesson #18: Thinking Creatively
Lesson #19: Having My Voice Heard
Lesson #20: Motivating the Team
Lesson #21: Showing Appreciation, Celebrating Success