Every kid has a dream, but for many, their dreams are dying. Twenty-percent of young people live in poverty. In many neighborhoods, high school dropout rates exceed 50%. Dropouts are 8 times more likely to go to prison than to return to school. Powered for Life is a powerful tool to lead young people in your community to know who God is, uncover their gifts and talents, live with hope and a sense of purpose, and help them dream for the future.
CORE CLASS COMPONENTS
In addition to job readiness skills, students will gain a biblical understanding of their identity and value. We are made in God’s image with unique skills and abilities. He loves us, has a purpose and plan for our lives, and wants to be in relationship with us.
Students will have the opportunity to develop strong character. Following God’s design for us to live in faith, perseverance, obedience, and love allows us to rise above difficult circumstances and develop strong character. Character is the most important feature we can offer our employer.
In addition to the training, every JfL student has a JfL champion (a mentor or a group of mentors) who provides the student friendship and support both during the training and following graduation. With this training and support system, churches and community organizations provide a reliable, trustworthy workforce to meet the pressing employment needs of companies in their area.
WHAT STUDENTS LEARN
Churches and organizations purchase training materials that include a curriculum, tools and resources needed to implement a Jobs for Life class. During 8 weeks and 16 sessions, you will walk with students and cover topics such as:
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
As a part of Jobs for Life, you will receive access to online resources and training materials that will equip your volunteer leaders at your church or organization to implement the Jobs for Life class. You will receive:
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