|This week were going to make some collages to become more self aware. Collect images and words that lift your spirit and bring you joy, and images and words that bring you down|
Inspiration creating vision to spark motivation for independence
The programs intention is to prepare youth to be self sustaining by the age of 21. The program will have them owning 3000$ in assets, 1/3 of which they earn themselves (it's a funded program). They will have learned technical skills such as following a routine, cooking, cleaning, managing paperwork, and budgeting finances including knowledge and experience with credit cards.
On top of technical skills each young adult will leave the program with a mixed media life planning tool kit they've created to continue building bridges to a sense of purpose in their life, find a creative voice, and stay connected to their ambitions. consisting of their ideas and positive affirmations including: core values, inspirations, roll models, and positive self talk so they can feel empowered to believe in themselves and begin their next adventure.
Value the individuals personal ambitions, demonstrating support and belief in their ability to problem solve and make decisions by involving them as full partners in developing their plan and making day to day decisions. Leaving them with the knowledge to manage a home and defining a vision for their life.