Life Skills Training
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
Atlanta GLOW's Life Skills Program focuses on subjects most relevant to independent living, such as finding and keeping a job, money and time management, making healthy choices, and more to equip youth with the life skills needed for their well-being, confidence and safety as they navigate high school, postsecondary education, employment and other life milestones. Each lesson aims to enhance the daily living, problem-solving, academic, employability, and social skills of youth so they may become more self-sufficient and achieve their long term goals.
This is a 12-week program hosted on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm EST from March 1st – May 31st, 2021.
Our Spring 2021 cohort will be virtual due to the pandemic.
12 Life Skills Training Sessions (30-60 Minutes)
6 Group Mentoring/Journaling Sessions (30-60 Minutes)
Training/Mentoring Sessions Held Consecutively (<90 Minutes)
Lunch and Transportation Assistance Provided*
Participants who successfully complete the 12-week program will have the opportunity to earn up to $150 in Earn and Learn program stipends upon program graduation.
Download Parental Consent Form
*Not applicable to virtual programming.
To participate in our programs, individuals must:
Be between the ages of 14-25
Obtain parental consent for participation (applicable for ages 14-17)
At minimum, be a HS or GED student or graduate
Reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area
Have a low- to moderate- household income
Be highly motivated to learn new skills
Commit to our program attendance policy
- Communicate regularly with program staff/volunteers
Abide by all program policies and procedures
To apply and enroll in any of our programs, individuals must complete the following steps within 30 days of the program start date:
Fill out our Program Application
For our life skills and mentoring programs, the following steps are additional:
Complete an Online Orientation and Completion Quiz
Take the Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA)
Review CLSA results virtually or by phone with program staff
EARN AND LEARN
Atlanta GLOW incorporates incentive funds to distribute stipends via gift cards as well as additional prizes to reward participants for goal achievement and to encourage program completion. With our Earn and Learn incentive program, youth earn a stipend for each curriculum component they successfully complete (e.g., training and mentoring sessions), allowing youth to build assets to support their transition to adulthood. Youth can also earn bonus dollars by completing volunteer projects or community service activities. All Earn and Learn stipends are distributed to participants on upon successful program completion.
Our attendance policy allows for up to 1 excused absence for our Mentoring and Leadership Programs, and up to 2 excused absences for our Life Skills Training Program. We understand that emergencies happen and students may need to be excused from class. We ask that students communicate any anticipated absence with our program staff and make arrangements to make up any missed work. Girls who miss the maximum number of program sessions allowable may be removed from the program and/or forfeit part or all of the allotted program stipend.