The Job Readiness and Employment Soft Skills Program is an innovate composure of interactive activities, focusing in the core areas of Communication, Enthusiasm and Attitude,
Teamwork, Networking, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking, and Professionalism. Activities are typically facilitated within a classroom atmosphere.
Life Skills Just For Girls! is our gender-based program derived from a more holistic approach which combines the spiritual, physical, and mental aspects of healthy lifestyles. Our core areas of focus are
self-esteem, effective journal keeping, goal setting, interview attire, healthy relationships, positive communication, job-readiness, career preparation, healthy eating habits, self-care and image building.
The Junior Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Development Program is taught by an authentic Toastmaster, whom presents genuine Toastmasters Curriculum which is designed to cater to young audiences for easier comprehension. In addition to learning phenomenal Public Speaking skills, youth develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience. Participants learn to:
- Evaluate present speaking ability
- Organize and give speeches
- Give impromptu talks
- Control voice, vocabulary and gestures
- Give constructive feedback and more
The Career Mentoring Program is a collaborative effort between Ruth’s Way and the Goodwill GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program, which provides our participating youth with a Career Mentor AND an Instructor who teaches the Jumpstart Success Curriculum! The Curriculum core areas of focus include interviewing skills, how to dress for success, communication skills, how to handle challenges in the workplace, determine options for life after high school graduation, create a career plan and set goals for the current academic school year. Youth will obtain career-readiness, attend job tours and receive life skills training. The program is dedicated to helping youth build career plans and skills and prepare for school completion, post-secondary training and productive work by providing structured and supportive relationships with trusted adult mentors.
The Smart Money Management Program is a financial literacy program derived from the Wells Fargo Bank “Hands On Banking” For Young Adults Curriculum, which includes the basics of bank services, the importance of saving, smart money management, using credit responsibly, investing, wealth building, and more. Whether it’s opening a checking account, avoiding identity theft, paying for college, applying for a credit card, or starting a small business, the Hands on Banking program provides real-world skills and knowledge that everyone can use.
The Volunteer Mentoring Program assigns our young ladies adult Mentors to encourage their self-esteem, ambition, empower their confidence, and help them stay focused on successful goal attainment. Mentors also act as role models in teaching the youth how to become professional leaders within the community. Youth and Mentors engage in a variety of activities, such as date and game nights, educational outings and college tours, empowerment conferences, etc.