L.I.F.E. Mentoring Program

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Traverse Area District Library

610 Woodmere Avenue

Traverse City, MI 49686

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In high school, especially programs involved in JA, students learn a variety of fundamental business and economic concepts, explore career interests and opportunities, and develop work-readiness skills.
Throughout the TCYP L.I.F.E. Mentoring program, TCYP volunteers will serve as role models and give students the opportunity to network with and learn from young professionals in the local community. Through a variety of short presentations and experiential activities, students can better connect what they learn in school with the L.I.F.E. program topics, practice skills and gain knowledge in real-time.

2016/17 TCYP L.I.F.E. Mentoring Program Schedule
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: Career Paths Theme: Open House with YPs – Q&A/Round Table - Meet with YPs to discuss career and educational paths Come prepared to ask questions.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: The College Application Process and Choosing a Major/Financial Decisions – Student Loans Theme: YPs will be available to assist in the completion of your college applications. Learn about determining an academic major of study, and learn more about the student loan process. Breakout sessions to help with applying to colleges/universities and advice for selecting a major. As well as guidance on making smart financial decisions regarding student loan selection and payment.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: Summer Job and Internship Interviewing/Written Correspondence Theme: Breakout sessions to discuss skills for improving summer job interviewing, resume and cover letter building/editing, and guidance for drafting professional correspondence (thank you notes and emails) from the application through the interview process.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: Public Speaking and Public Presentation of Self Theme: Breakout sessions to improve public speaking and presentations skills, as well as development of personal/professional conduct in a group setting. Tips for improving networking skills.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: Social Media in the Workplace Theme: Understanding how social media can help and hinder your professional career – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Instagram, etc.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: Time Management 1.0 - Preparing for College Theme: Breakout sessions to improve time management and organizational abilities before and through college.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: Time Management 2.0 – Preparing for a Career Theme: Breakout sessions to improve time management and organizational abilities after college and in the workplace.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: Customer Service and Servant Leadership Theme: Breakout sessions to make students aware of the importance of servant leadership in the workplace, as well as customer service conduct and orientation in both personal and professional life. The importance of developing strong professional relationships.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:30pm-9:00pm – Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere Topic: Etiquette Dinner/Networking Event Theme: Bringing it all together – Culmination of learned skills. Etiquette and business networking dinner event. Includes local business owners, local leaders, and YPs.


* All sessions will be followed by Mentor Mix and Mingle


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Traverse City, MI 49686

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