Building Skills 4 Life

Program Description

Skills4Life is an innovative program for youth. Its aim is to help young people acquire essential life skills and hone the values, sense of purpose, and character that lead to success -- as learners, workers, and citizens. The Skills4Life curriculum complements and enhances middle and high school coursework and other youth programs. It delivers the type of social and emotional learning that underpins academic success, through interaction and experiences not typically provided systematically by schools and other youth-serving organizations. Skills4Life helps young people step up their game – through a progressive series of life skills sessions organized through four essential strands.

Essential Strands

  • LIVING YOUR LIFE

    Youth learn that character matters and how to set personal goals, solve problems, create a positive personal image, and more.

  • GETTING READY FOR YOUR FUTURE

    Youth prepare for a promising future as they explore careers, plan for the transition to high school or postsecondary, learn results-oriented approaches to get a job, and understand workplace expectations.

  • FINDING THE LEADER IN YOU

    By exploring leadership and teamwork, young people tap into their own potential, find the “leader” in themselves, and develop leadership skills.

  • GIVING BACK

    Developing citizenship, creating positive self-esteem and a sense of greater purpose, building transferable skills, strengthening the community/others -- youth gain through service.

  • Customization

    Skills4Life can be delivered as an entire program, a topical strand, or can be customized within and across strands for your population, needs, goals, and structure. There are many, many ways to do this. A few examples of customized programs follow:

  • TWO-DAY IMAGE & ETIQUETTE INSTITUTE

  • Create Your Best Personal Image

  • Create Your Best Workplace Image

  • Display Social Etiquette

  • Display Business Etiquette

  • AFTER-SCHOOLTEAM-BUILDING PROGRAM

  • Your Character Matters

  • About Working in Groups

  • You Can Be an Effective Team Member

  • How to Facilitate Teamwork