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Work Values

May 27, 2016

In Winning Futures, students learn that being informed about what motivates them will help them find a career that is satisfying. Research indicates that people who choose careers that support their “work values” are generally more satisfied with their jobs. Some people find value in creativity, while others place a… Read More


One-Year Continuing Education Goals

May 20, 2016

This session begins with the college fears group exercise. This activity will address common fears about continuing education that most high school students share (not being able to afford tuition, not being smart enough, liking roommates, making friends, missing home, etc.). Our Winning Futures Workbook page for this session prompts… Read More


Introduction to Goal Setting

May 13, 2016

In a previous Winning Futures session, we asked our students to write personal vision statements for their future. In this session, they will begin to set academic goals that will help make their visions come true. When we teach teens how to set and achieve goals and how to apply… Read More


Leadership and Responsibility

May 6, 2016

In the Winning Futures session leading up to this one, mentors and mentees worked on self-esteem by thinking about their strengths and talents. This session uses that same momentum and revolves around leadership and responsibility. The greatest concept from this session that we want students to learn is that your… Read More


The 30-Second Elevator Pitch

April 29, 2016

In this session, mentors will help students with part two of the interviewing process. Composure, professionalism and practice are critical for the interview phase of the job search! This session will reinforce the do's and don’ts of interviewing and give the mentees a chance to practice their skills in brief… Read More


“Would You Hire You?” – The Do’s & Don’ts of Interviewing

April 22, 2016

In this Winning Futures session, students will begin fine tuning their interviewing skills. This two-session series will help equip students to enter the world of work with confidence! For this session, students will learn basic interview etiquette, how to best prepare for an interview and how to stand out appropriately.… Read More


Positive Relationships

April 15, 2016

In this Winning Futures session, we discuss the significance of developing positive support networks and the importance of having a strong, positive relationship with one’s self. One of the most important career management habits for career success and resiliency is regular attention to building relationships. Relationship goals improve our relationships… Read More


Learn To Earn

April 8, 2016

This Winning Futures session will revolve around the importance of the “Learn to Earn” process: the more skills and education you have, the more valuable you are to employers and the more money you are likely to make. Studies show that more education generally leads to bigger paychecks. So, the… Read More


Positive Attitude

April 1, 2016

 Building a positive workplace. Attitude is everything! The first step to success is Attitude! Teachers are more inclined to work with their students if the student comes to class and approaches their assignment with a positive outlook. Employers hire people to either help their company make money or help their company… Read More


Résumé 101

March 25, 2016

At Winning Futures, we believe that preparing youth for their careers is one of our greatest responsibilities. For that reason, we dedicate three sessions to job preparation. In this week, we will help the students understand the value of marketing themselves before they start their job search. A well-written résumé… Read More