All Things Teen
We're all about teenagers, because we're all about making the next generation, the greatest generation. We've worked with teens for over 20 years, and in that amount of time we've racked up some great stories and life lessons, and we simply must share. So if you're in the mood to read about what the next generation is up to, check back frequently. Enjoy!
Careers, Community and Students On Point
I know I come to you often with stories from East Lake Academy…but it’s a pretty cool place!
I work with a team of facilitators at East Lake Academy. This team is currently working with about 60 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls twice a week.
When we asked the girls what they would most like to discuss, their top 4 topics were college, career, life skills and goal setting—I was really pleasantly surprised. We have high schoolers who are not as visionary!
We have hosted women from around the city to speak to the girls about their careers. We have had several African American, Latina and Caucasian business women from various professions agree to share! Each lady has shared a bit about her work, as well as, what steps she had to fulfill in order to achieve her goal. The students have even had the opportunity for Q &A.
Getting your community to surround your students is key! How have you made this work in your community?