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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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Why Early Childhood Education Matters (Giveaway)

September is National Literacy Month and the Junior League of Atlanta wants you to learn how you can contribute to your child's reading success. 

Did you know that the brain will grow to about 80 percent of the adult size by the age of 3 and 90 percent by the age of 5? The lack of access to early childhood education has long-term consequences for later life. All children, including very young children, should be exposed to the broadest possible range of positive experiences and encouraged to learn in all ways.

Early Childhood Education is such a significant issue for our community because children that do not succeed in school have the greatest obstacles to overcome if they are to succeed in life. Consider these facts:
  • During the first five years, 90% of the brain is developed; thus, they are called the formative years for a reason. [GEEARS]
  • Regardless of socioeconomic circumstances, 1 out of every 3 of Georgia’s school children come unprepared to begin school. [Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy]

  • The issue of Early Childhood Education affects everyone. The cost of failing is not only at the cost of our children, but there is a real dollars and cents cost that affects everyone.

  • Approximately 40% of high school graduates lack the literacy skills employers seek. [Achieve, Inc. 2005]

  • Georgia spends $170 million per year on remedial education. [Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy]
  • Illiteracy and low literacy workers cost Atlanta approximately $2.6 billion each year. [Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy]
  • Every $1 spent on early childhood education benefits the public an estimated $7 in return. [Voices for Georgia’s Children]
Tips For Promoting Education In Everyday Life

  • Subscribe: Purchase a subscription to publications that support learning and keep your child engaged. Highlights is a great choice that kids love!
  • Read Stories Based on Interests: Try to identify books that are based on interest your child has. If they like the subject, they will be instantly engaged.
  • Attend Readings: Take your child to public readings at the library or local book store. This will promote reading as a social aspect of life!
  • Put Time on Your Calendar: We all have busy lives so carving out time for reading with your child needs to be scheduled! Your child will look forward to reading at this time, and it will be become a part of your routine.

The Junior League of Atlanta recognize that improving early childhood education will be an incredibly complex challenge; and only through everyone’s collective efforts, both within the public and private sectors, will we achieve success. Today, within the community, they are continuing to expand their Journey to Literacy Program, offering resources for reading to children, and demonstrations to parents.  Click here for more information.

The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Learn More.

How do you engage in your child's education? Do you read them books? Help them pursue their talents or hobbies? Do you expose your child to a wide variety of experiences? Do you play games together? 

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