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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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Spellabration Combines Adult Spelling Bee and Scrabble Tournament to Raise Funds  for Literacy Action 



Do you have a way with words? Put your spelling skills and Scrabble talents to the test on June 4, 2015 for the annual Spellabration to benefit Literacy Action, Georgia’s leading provider of adult education. Hosted at the Fabulous Fox Theater, Spellabration is a unique celebration of literacy including a speed Scrabble Tournament and a Spelling Bee.


The evening begins with a Spelling Bee, followed by a round of Speed Scrabble. Two more entertaining and taxing Bees and then onto the final Scrabble round. Many of the region’s top companies purchase tables and send teams to compete. King & Spalding LLP has won the completion the past two years. 

Literacy Action builds better futures for undereducated adults by teaching literacy, life and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential,” said Austin Dickson, executive director of Literacy Action, “We look forward to bringing together Atlanta’s top companies for an exciting and competitive Spellabration that celebrates our students, volunteers and literacy.”




In an effort to increase awareness of the importance of adult literacy, Literacy Action has developed “Ready to Read, Ready to Work; Five Literacy Issues to Watch in 2015” which outlines some of the statewide issues of concern around adult literacy. Some of the key statistics highlighting the importance of adult literacy include:


The 1.2 million Georgians over 25 without a high school diploma cost the state an estimated $3 billion per year or about 7% of the FY15 state budget. Currently, 3 out every 10 students sitting in a high school classroom will not graduate with a diploma.


Every four years, Georgia is producing approximately 37,500 high school dropouts, a population that if put together would be the 17th largest municipality in the state, just edging out Rome. Only 19% of parents without a high school diploma volunteer in their child's school. Volunteer rates increase dramatically with higher education levels.





Literacy Action is thankful for all of the support of our sponsors including Thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas, Delta Air Lines, BNY Mellon, Citizens of Georgia Power, Arnall Golden Gregory and AT&T. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: www.literacyaction.org/spellabration

About Literacy Action 
The mission of Literacy Action is to build better futures for undereducated adults by teaching literacy, life and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential. Literacy Action is the oldest, largest and leading adult literacy nonprofit in the Southeast.


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