Life Skills Program.
Serving Brevard County Since 2017
First Semester - 15 weeks
Students earn a laptop computer upon completion.
Second Semester - 15 weeks
Students earn support towards purchasing a new car.
Through LiftUp Life Skills Program, teachers and mentors provide WAYS members with an educational experience through four key life skill areas, which we call Pillars of Success.
Through the semesters and their Pillars of Success, we help young people realize their potential and teach them the tools they need to succeed in life.
Upon completion of the first 15-week semester, the WAYS member receives a laptop computer. Upon graduation from the 2nd 15-week semester, they will receive support towards purchasing a car.
These essential tools are a critical resource for self-sufficiency!
PILLARS OF SUCCESS
Building relationships is a crucial part of life and can sometimes be a challenge. In Semester 1, LiftUp incorporates the book “Success for Teens: Real Teens Talk About Using The Slight Edge” to help young people in the program learn good social habits. These habits will help build social growth as well as give ideas on how to promote good self-evaluation, reflection, and self-improvement in everyday life.
LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONALISM
We want to help young adults become young professionals and leaders. Through assigned mentors and two semesters of LiftUp, students will learn how to present themselves in the business world and how to be viable candidates to potential employers. The program incorporates the importance of first impressions, resume building, presentation skills, leadership, and others.
Everyday life can be hectic with many conflicting responsibilities. It is important that students not only learn the different skills needed, but also how to put them into practice in everyday living. Topics such as Attitude is Everything, Habits Are Powerful, and Living Healthy and Well, introduce many concepts not taught in a typical school setting.
Money makes the world go around and the adults committed to LiftUp are keenly aware of it. In this day and age, earning money is not good enough, students have to be good stewards of what they earn. Through the LiftUp program, students will learn the concepts of spend, save and share. It is important to be fully prepared for the financial world and the responsibility that goes along with it. LiftUp teaches the importance of budgeting, getting and staying out of debt, building credit, investing, etc. This will give students the ability to thrive in the financial market instead of just staying afloat.
WAYS for Life™ members that are interested in the LiftUp Life Skills program, must be between the ages of 17 and 25, and must complete an application and meet the requirements of acceptance.
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