When we inspire people to reach their full potential, we help break the cycle of generational poverty. Our empowerment programs help secure jobs, start businesses, build self-esteem, and develop a community of support.
Job Training Builds Comunity Workforce
Our eight-week employment readiness course called Jobs for Life focuses on the practical skills needed to obtain a job, as well as the soft skills necessary to maintain employment.
It is open to people unemployed, as well as those who are employed but wishing to improve their current situation.
- 100% of Jobs for Life candidates find employment within 1 month of graduating.
Jobs for Life lessons focus on practical approaches to self-improvement, as well as frequently seen spiritual and emotional roadblocks to employment.
Our candidates get on-the-job training in our coffee shops, screenprint shops, and commercial kitchen. These are the “hard skills” they need to land most labor positions.
Our programs connect business mentors called champions with job candidates.
This is a great opportunity for volunteers to act as cheerleaders – encouraging those who are going after jobs.
Learning the “soft skills”
We offer an eight-week employment readiness course that focuses on the practical skills needed to obtain a job, as well as the soft skills necessary to maintain
Jobs for Life: We offer an eight-week employment readiness course that focuses on the practical skills needed to obtain a job, as well as the soft skills necessary to maintain employment. Jobs for Life is a holistic approach to job training, with lessons that help candidates identify and overcome the spiritual, emotional, and mental roadblocks that can keep them from meeting their career goals. The course also provides on-the-job training, mentorship from business owners, and soft skills training that helps candidates take ownership of their time, workspace, and work effort. One hundred percent of Jobs for Life candidates find employment within one month of graduating. This program is open to the unemployed and to those who are employed but want to take their skills to the next level.
The Master’s Craftsmen: We’ve partnered with The Master’s Craftsmen, a faith-based nonprofit organization designed to provide men with the skills they need to be fathers, husbands, employees, and men of purpose. Learn more about this unique program here (link to to TMC page).
Inspiring Future Business Owners
Inspiring Future Business Owners (Is there an official name for this program? Use that title in place of “Inspiring Future Business Owners”.)
We want to help launch 20 new businesses in 10 years in one city ( can we say which city?). We’re working toward this by training budding business owners, providing them with a marketing package, and connecting them with additional community resources that bring clients to them right away. When a client’s business begins to thrive, it can become a training ground for more entrepreneurs in the program.
We also partner with Acton Academy (link to their website https://start.actonacademy.org/) to host an annual business fair for children to showcase their own businesses. Learn more about this annual event here. (link “here” to the Children’s Business Fair page).
Community Strengthening Events
Some Life360 locations host regular events that help bring members of the community together. These get-togethers have fostered many connections, with members discovering each other’s individual strengths, needs, and creating relationships that help the community become stronger and self-sustaining.
At one of our preschools, we had a family night with the kids and their parents gathered for an evening of activities and games. During the event, some of the families began to interact on a deeper level. One family was talking about a desire to budget for a vacation, but just had the hardest time saving money. Another family said, “Oh, budgeting is our favorite thing to do. We’ve worked out a system where we can budget and make it happen each and every year.” They connected, and by the end of the night, one family had their complete annual budget lined up. They had a solid plan so they could finally go on a family vacation within six months and the other family felt so satisfied that they were able to help. It’s so exciting when our families help each other.
No one has it all figured out. We can all learn from each other. Together we can build capital and resources by surrounding ourselves with people who are going to help lift us up.
Specialized Camp Lifts Up Foster Children
Royal Family Kids Camp
RFKC is a week-long summer camp designed for foster children. Activities include hiking, swimming, fishing, woodworking, games, sports, and more. Each activity is designed to help campers feel successful and to build their confidence. Trained adult camp counselors give each camper the individual attention and encouragement they need. For most of these children, it’s the best week of the year – a special time when they can focus on having fun and enjoy being a kid.
You can make a positive impact by donating and volunteering. Whether it’s donating your time or giving financially, your generosity makes a difference.
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