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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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Trees Atlanta Launches New Junior TreeKeepers Summer Program


Junior TreeKeepers is a summertime extension of Trees Atlanta’s popular youth environmental education programs. Inspired after our highly successful TreeKeeperscertification program, Trees Atlanta is implementing a Junior TreeKeepers program for Atlanta middle and high schools. 
During the summer holiday, Junior TreeKeepers offers five days of interactive and hands-on activities in environmental science, as well as field trips to local attractions such as Stone Mountain and 200-year-old forests!
Campers will explore:
  • Environmental science
  • Orienteering & GPS mapping
  • Critical thinking
  • Community service
  • Teamwork
  • And much more!
Lunch, snacks, hat, journal, and transportation to trips are included.
 
COST:    
  • $250. A limited number of scholarships are available!
WHEN:
Middle School Session
  • June 23 – 27, 2014
  • Drop off: 8:00 AM- 8:30 AM
  • Program: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Students must be rising 6th to rising 8th grade students (ages 11 – 14)
High School Session
  •  July 14 – 18, 2014
  • Drop off: 8:00 AM- 8:30 AM
  • Program: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Students must be rising 9th to rising 12th grade students (ages 15 – 17)


WHERE:
Each day begins and ends at:
Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
225 Chester Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30316


Trees Atlanta is a local environmental non-profit that has been operating in Atlanta for 29 years. (Next year is the big 3-0!) They've planted more than 100,000 trees since 1985, and are excited to expand our youth education programs with this summer camp. Help us spread the word to kids who would love this.

For more information please visit: http://treesatlanta.org/news/junior-treekeepers

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