Life Skills Program

Becoming MADE is a 10-phase program that lasts between 12 and 14 weeks. Once an individual completes the program, we work with him/her to identify appropriate services and next steps toward reaching life goals.

The Life Skills sessions are held twice a week for 90 minutes equaling 36 hours of engagement.

Week 1: Introductions/Biography; Career Assessment/Review Results; Email Netiquette

Week 2: Resume overview workshop

Week 3: Cover letter workshop

Week 4: Reviewing job descriptions

Week 5: Online resources – job search engines, LinkedIn, application tracking; sample job applications.

Week 6: 21st Century Activity

Week 7: Career Research Presentation

Week 8: Job Shadow Project

Week 9: Setting Goals/Find Job Shadow Contact

Week 10: Thank You Letters

Week 11: Interviewing; Interview Prepping

Week 12: Etiquette Dinner


Other topics focus on other self-help and financial literacy subjects.

  • Attitude – Keeping Your Cool
  • Balancing finances and family
  • Credit Report
  • Financial Planning
  • Making time for yourself
  • Getting organized
  • Good communication
  • Managing time
  • Fitting in – finding your place in the workplace and beyond
  • Single parenting
  • Talking to employers about your past
  • What now – how to cope if you lose your job

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