My Next Chapter is an 8 – 12-week program where the participants attend training workshops twice weekly. The training workshops are delivered by industry professionals and educators through in-person, virtual and online classroom settings. My Next Chapter participants, ages 18 – 32, receive scholarships to participate in the program.
My Next Chapter offers opportunities for participants to be inspired, to be motivated, to learn a life skill that position them for success. They learn the key principles of how to set real life goals, overcome challenges and stay focused. They learn work ethics, business basics, how to build a solid financial foundation and avoid financial ruin, they participate in licensing and certification programs in the insurance industry, tax preparation, real estate, bookkeeping with job placement or they may also choose to start their own business, they learn e-commerce, how to build multiple streams of income, they receive coaching and mentoring for college and more!
Phase I – During the initial 4-weeks of the program, participants attend sessions covering the following topics:
- Career Assessment, Readiness and Professionalism
- Goal Setting
- Financial Literacy (Budgeting & Credit)
- Entrepreneurship vs. Employee
- Social Media – Personally & Professionally
- Building Multiple Streams of Income
- What a Career Looks Like in these Industries: Insurance, Real Estate, Bookkeeping, E-Commerce, Tax Preparation & College Preparation
Phase II – During this phase of the program, participants attend sessions including taking the required courses for their selected industry of interest. There is also college counseling available for participants who would like to attend college.
Phase III – During this phase of the program, participants are scheduled to take the exam for their selected industry. Upon successfully passing the exam, participants receive the licensing or certification for their selected industry. Upon receipt of their license/certificate participants may select to continue with either an internship or job placement.
*Special guest speakers are scheduled throughout program for the purpose of further inspiration and motivation for program participants.