A new program – The Road to Success – is helping students in Flagler County, Florida, and is a free year-round program for participants age 16 to 24. It pays for everything: practice tests, GED exams, diplomas, transcripts and help getting financial aid for further education. In the program a student’s time is devoted mainly to academics, but also included are pre-employment and life skills training.
The program, funded through a contract with CareerSource of Flagler Volusia and administered through the school district, partners with an array of businesses, colleges, nonprofits and life skills organizations to prepare students to succeed beyond graduation. Coaching the Global Village, Inc. is one of those partners, where their role is instructing students in understanding and making career choices. The weekly program includes mock interviews and gives presentations on basic topics like workplace attitudes and the best way to dress for a job. Students create resumes and learn their options for financing college, how to write a check, and much more.
Teaching skills that will help students be successful in the workplace,” said Patrick Williams, founder of Coaching the Global Village.
On the personal development side, we work with developing a positive mind set, clarifying what your values are and how you’re applying that to your life,” said life coach Christa Colletti.
Like many of the Road to Success community partners, Coaching the Global Village took part in the recent open house, an event Colletti called “very important.”
I’d like to see more events like this,” she said, “especially for the youth in the community, because we do have a large youth community that I think is being neglected slightly as far as getting them trained for opportunities so they can be competitive.”