Why Every Student Needs a 10-year
Career & Education Plan
Following Students at Indio High School Through a Freshman Transition Course
If the Career Choices curriculum is not currently being taught in your child’s school, please contact us so we can help get it there!
In 10 years will your teenagers be thriving in careers that match their passions and abilities? Or will they still be relying on you for support while they struggle to define what they want to do with their lives?
You may be thinking, "My child can barely see past Saturday night, let alone what life will look like in 10 years!" Not to worry. Using the Career Choices curriculum, your child will be exploring a step-by-step decision-making process that will help them articulate the answers to three questions: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it?
Through this process, your student will be challenged to envision a future that includes:
establishing and consolidating their identity and deciding what they want to do with their lives. Each of the more than 100 active-learning activities builds on the ones before and, when documented in the Workbook and Portfolio, students can easily compile their plans and store them online using My10yearPlan.com® to reassess, review, modify, or update for the duration of their time in high school.
As the class works through the Career Choices material, you can expect your child to come home with a lot of questions and comments about their own self-discovery process and what "reality" looks like for a self-sufficient adult. They'll be discussing everything from job interviews to mortgage payments to how to feed a family of four on a tight budget—so don’t be surprised if, at some point, you hear, "I had no idea how much money I cost you!" Please be prepared to listen and offer your insight, as your input and support will add a great deal of meaning to this wonderful process.
Please watch the featured videos on the right, and then visit these links to learn more:
What is the Freshman Transition Initiative?
Career Choices: Why it Works
From Clueless to Focused: A Documentary Following Students Through a Freshman Transition Course
Every Child Self-Sufficient
A Personalize Plan for Life