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What I want to do

Assist career explorers as they chart their career course

What matters to me

Helping others discover who they are and what they enjoy doing vocationally - http://www.mycareervoyage.com

Raleigh, NC USA

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JOBS FOR LIFE INC
January 16, 2010

I serve with Jobs for Life (JFL) as lead team member, mentor and writer. In my church, we generally have a more memtors than we do students. The Jobs For Life program offers students bi-weeky encouragement and confidence building that empowers students to overcome their roadblocks and obtain gainful employment. The JFL workboook contains lessons from the Bible that apply to character overcoming obstacles. Additionally, we provide The Career Key to assess students' interests; provide resume help, mock interviews; and offer community resource and buisness panels. In addition, we keep in touch with our students to track their progress and offer additional encouragement.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

leadteam member, mentor and writer

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer more career development resources, like assessments and career exploration tools.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing students' confidence increase by leaps and bounds

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional. we usually have two mentors per student. The enthusiasm and dedication is phenominal

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

equip every unemployed person in the US with career development services

Ways to make it better...

all students graduated and got jobs

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Attracting and offering classes to middleclass and upperclass students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & mentor.