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A SUMMER JOB IS MORE THAN A PAYCHECK!

HELP SUMMER JOB PARTICIPANTS DEVELOP ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

The Summer Job Success (SJS) book and manual are excellent tools to help young people understand that a job is much more than a paycheck and that they’re responsible for developing the essential skills needed to succeed in the world of work – and beyond. We’ve developed the SJS curriculum to help you show them how to get there.

 While SJS can stand alone as a book and workbook for young job seekers, the curriculum is a structured guide to reinforcing the themes in the book through engaging youth culturally competent activities and exercises. Building off the book’s content, the curriculum encompasses…

 

ORIENTATION GUIDELINES

 As an enhancement to your existing summer work experience orientation, the SJS 

curriculum is designed to help workforce programs better prepare young adults for successful summer program participation. It’s chock-full of activities to help highlight the importance of developing essential workforce skills in a way that is engaging, exciting, and impactful. Adding SJS orientation activities into your traditional orientation plan builds a deeper interest in workforce participation. Hand out the book during orientation and encourage students to complete it before day one of work in order to maximize their summer work experience opportunity.


TEN HOURS OF CONTENT ACROSS FIVE SESSIONS

Depending on the structure of your summer work experience program and what time, if any, is allotted for workshops and additional training, we provide a series of weekly activities to help you reinforce the importance and continued development of essential workforce skills. This content can be adapted depending on how much time you have, but allots for five, two-hour sessions with activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Each lesson plan also has an assessment for each week to help you track the impact of learning each week has on the program participants. By having a weekly assessment to wrap up the class, you can have real-time feedback to help participants have the best learning experience possible.
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Welcome to the Summer      
Ch 1: How Summer Job Programs Got their Start Ch 2: What’s the Point of a Summer Job? 
Ch 3: Are you ready for a summer job?  
Ch 4: Applying for a Summer Job  
Ch 5: More than a Paycheck 

Ch 6: …but let’s not forget the paycheck altogether Ch 7: How to Be Successful in Your Summer Job Ch 8: When the Summer is Over  
Conclusion 

 

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