Achieving Success (High School Books)
Achieving Success Workbook
A Guide to Designing Your Future
Planning for the Future
High School and Young Adult Student Workbook
This workbook assists high school students and young adults in exploring who they are, the values they want to have, setting six-week, one-year, three-year, and five-year goals, overcoming obstacles, exploring careers, gaining skills to secure a job, budgeting, creating a positive support team, and creating a detailed five-year strategic plan. Each segment in the book includes a written overview about the topic followed by written exercises for students to complete on their own or with the assistance of an adult. The workbook has 85 pages, is printed in black text, and has a full color cover.
Achieving Success Training Handbook
A Guide to Assist Students in Developing Life Skills and
Planning for the Future
Adult Facilitation and Training Handbook
This training handbook complements the Achieving Success student workbooks. It is designed for teachers, mentors, or program staff to create an interactive learning experience for their youth.
Training Handbooks Include:
- A suggested facilitation to teach the topic for each workbook lesson.
- Hands-on and discussion activities to select from for each lesson.
- An overview for each workbook lesson.
- Access to the Winning Futures’ program support website to download support materials including a Training PowerPoint. Files may be used with mentors, volunteers, program staff, teachers, and parents.
- Evaluation tools customized for this curriculum with pre- and post-assessments for students, mentors, and teachers are also available on the support website. The surveys are created by professional researchers.
WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU STAND FOR
Segment 1: Who Are You?
Written: Self-Assessment, Attitude is Everything (New), Transferable Skills
Hands-on Options: Meet the Mentors, Mentor Speed Meetings, Jenga, School Tour, Team Name, Coat of Arms, Strengths and Talents Collage, Transferable Skills Invention
Segment 2: What’s Important to You?
Written: My Values Matter (New), All Values, What Do You Value? (Character), Values & Interviewing (New), Personal Values Assessment (New), Rating My Work Values
Hands-on Options: Values Poster, Tin Foil Animals, Values Scenario Cards
Segment 3: Five- Year Vision-(New)
Written: Five-Year Vision Statement and Draft, Personal Inventory
Hands-on Options: Change Exercise, Bag Your Attitude, Five-Year Vision Exercise
THE PRINCIPLES OF WINNING FUTURES
Segment 4: You Gotta Have Goals
Written: Short-Term and Long- Term Goals, Short-Term Goal Example (New), Short Term Educational/Career Goal Evaluator, Study Skills- Action Steps
Hands-on Options: Shoot for Your Goals, Study Application Cards
Segment 5: You Gotta Have a Plan
Written: Career Assessment, One-Year Educational/Career Goal
Hands-on Options: Stand Up or Sit Down Career Survey, Mentor’s Career Path
Segment 6: Mapping Your Career Plan
Written: Career Plan, Three Secrets of Success (New)
Hands-on Options: Career Interviews
Segment 7: Tapping Into Your Potential
Written: Focused Thinking (New), The Goal Setting Process (New), Sample Goals and Example Goals (New), Three-Year Educational/Career Goal Evaluator, Five- Year Educational/Career Goal Evaluator
Hands-on Options: Focused Thinking – Tapping into your Potential
Segment 8: All Careers Have Value
Written: Your Career Choice Has Value
Hands-on Options: Biosphere Scenarios
DEFINING YOUR PERSONAL SUCCESS
Segment 9: Balancing Your Life
Written: Personal Wheel, Sample Personal Goal (New), Personal Goal Evaluator
Segment 10: Creating a Support Team
Written: Support Team Assessment, Sample Relationship Goal (New), Relationship Goal Evaluator, RARE Everyday Heroes
Hands-on Options: Positive Comment Cards, Mentor/Adult Goal Sharing
Segment 11: Overcoming Obstacles
Written: Identifying Your Obstacles
Hands-on Options: Winning Futures Volleyball, Obstacle Course, Puzzle Race
Segment 12: Writing It Down
Written: Five-Year Plan Rubric
Hands-on Options: Stand and Share, Picture Perfect
SUPPLEMENT CAREER ACTIVITIES
Written: Monthly Budget, Learn to Earn (College Budget & Plan)– (New), Job Specific Skills, Chronological Resume, Job Application, 30-Second Interview Pitch, Interview Questions, Interviewing Tips, Diversity in the Workplace
Hands-on Options: 30-Second Interview Critique, Mock Interviews, Professional Etiquette
OTHER HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
Spider Web, Goal-Setting Board Game, Personal Timeline, Video options, Egg Drop