"Many students see a greater need to stay in school. Most were 'bowled over' by the budgeting chapter. I believe [the program] will markedly reduce our dropout rate in high school."
8th grade Career Explorations
Iron Co. C-4 Junior High School
Career Orientation/Pregnant Teens
Ft. Pierce Westwood High School
Ft. Pierce, FL
Silverado High School
Mission Viejo, CA
Teacher, Tech Prep
Edison High School
|"The lifestyle/budget exercise helps students understand the cost of their dreams and brings home to them why school is important now."
Coordinator, H.S. Diploma Program
Santa Monica-Malibu USD Adult Ed. Center
Santa Monica, CA
"I have learned about delaying gratification. Living only for the moment gain rewards that are more tangible rather than gratifying. For me, to start learning to delay gratification is to put off the temporary joys of today in favor of last rewards of the future...This class made me think more and more about my future and how I can make a living much easier by having an education."
"I have a young child and I know now that mixing career and family has to be an equal part on both halves. I know now the procedures I will have to take to make my lifestyle better and a little easier for me to choose the right career and help me succeed."
"By taking this class I have learned how to set my career goals and the step to achieving them. I have learned that a proper education is one of the key steps in my mission towards reaching my goals."
Linda Costello, Director of Education,
ASA Learning Center, San Bernardino, CA