Thursday, January 19, 2006

Become a facilitator for new Dream Saver program

Every child has a dream. Some hope to become doctors and teachers. Others want to own a business or even become President of the United States. Whatever their dream is, making it come true depends on setting goals, developing a plan and working hard.

The Dream Saver Program introduces kids, aged 8 – 11, to some of the life skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in life. Created by Ameriquest Soaring Dreams, in partnership with FranklinCovey, Dream Saver helps young children learn about the information and tools they need to set goals and develop a plan for their future.

Using workbooks, role-playing and other fun activities, Dream Saver kids experience how the choices they make can have an impact on their lives.

L.A. Works is looking for volunteers who will train to be facilitators of this program. Ideal facilitators will be people who enjoy working with kids, are comfortable as public speakers and are not afraid to have fun in a learning environment. Facilitators will be paired up to work together in presenting this program — so if you have a friend or co-worker you enjoy working with, both of you should sign up to attend! If you don't have a partner, don't worry — we will pair you up with another facilitator at the training!

The one-day training will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 – 3:30. Facilitators will receive professional instruction, curriculum, and all the supplies needed to bring this fun and informative program to at-risk kids in after school programs in Los Angeles County.

Facilitators must attend this one-time training, and then agree to lead two to four Dream Saver sessions over the course of 2006. L.A. Works will schedule these sessions on various dates and locations throughout Los Angeles and will work with facilitators to meet their availability and schedule.

Click here for more info and to sign up!

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