Next Step Idea

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Our Mission Is: To empower youth through Education, Training and Goal Setting. Next Step is dedicated to promoting empowerment of young adults, committed on improving the communities and will make a significant difference in the lives of youth.

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  • Next Step Idea

    1. 1. NEXT STEP MR. LAURIEL LARKIN – CEO,M.Ed, BA http://www.linkedin.com/in/nextsteplarkin13 [email_address]
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Next Step </li></ul><ul><li>Is an Atlanta, Georgia - based program providing, assistant to young adults trying to overcome social and economic barriers. To capitalize on their personal strengths and to contribute to their own life skills. This program is a tool to help map out young adults to adulthood. A person will create a personal resume of skills, accomplishments and interests to introduce themselves to potential employers, college programs, or apprenticeship. </li></ul>
    3. 3. About Me - CEO <ul><li>Next Step founded on June 13, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Master's degree in Education, with concentration in Psychology and Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree in Political Science </li></ul><ul><li>10 years experience in the Social Service field with children, adolescents & adults </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Goal <ul><li>Next Step </li></ul><ul><li>G oal is to foster a commitment to young peop le that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope for the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Next Step program is to identify youths who are having a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Principles <ul><li>Commitment: Next Step wants to inspire pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instill a sense of hope in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility: The focus of Next Step is to empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments. </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility: Next Step wants to expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. Next Step wants to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Close <ul><li>To be successful, the youth need to gather information, talk to others, ask for their help, and think about what they really want out of life. Making the transition to adulthood. It is hard work! </li></ul><ul><li>Next Step is designed on the premise that an effective community-based program will provide life skills and structured to Youth that are not prepared for the realities of life. </li></ul>

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