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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.

With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.

But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.

But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
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Volunteer With Atlanta Homeless Registry and Help Create the 1st By-Name Registry of People Living on Our Streets and Shelters

            Atlanta Homeless Registry - Shelter Outreach 

The goal of the Atlanta Homeless Registry is to create a by-name registry of people living on our streets and in shelters, enabling us to prioritize those most vulnerable and those at risk of dying on the street so that we can connect them with housing and services that meet their needs.

On the evening of Thursday, January 17, 2013, 100 volunteers are needed to conduct surveys with homeless people sleeping in emergency shelters. All volunteers will be trained and placed on teams supported by professional outreach workers and the Atlanta Police Department's Homeless Outreach, Prevention, and Emergency (HOPE) services team.
Court-ordered volunteers are not permitted to serve.  Volunteers with limited mobility may register for shelter outreach, but should not register for street outreach.

The Atlanta Homeless Registry is organized by the Office of Mayor Kasim Reed's Unsheltered No More initiative, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, and Hands On Atlanta, as part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign. Unsheltered No More is a partnership between Mayor Reed and community leaders to dramatically reduce street homelessness in Atlanta.

Registry Schedule
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 6pm-12am: Volunteer training and surveys in emergency shelters Sign Up
  • Friday, Jan. 18, 12am-6am: Volunteer training and surveys in unsheltered locations (greatest volunteer need) Sign Up
  • January 18-24: Data Entry & Analysis
  • Date TBD: Community Debrief
Volunteer Registration 
In addition to conducting surveys in emergency shelters and outdoor locations, we are also looking for volunteers to assist with data entry and social media efforts related to the Homeless Registry. 

Click here for a complete list of volunteer opportunities.

All volunteers for the Registry must sign up through Hands On Atlanta. If you are not registered with Hands On Atlanta, you will need to complete a brief registration form before you can sign up for volunteer opportunities related to the Homeless Registry.

Help us recruit more volunteers! Download our flyer and FAQs and share them with your friends and colleagues.

Registry Flyer

Registry Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Unsheltered No More

*Photo credit:  Joeff Davis and Thomas Wheatley


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