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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?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

SWEEP World Premiere to play Aurora Theatre stage, February 10–March 5

Candice McLellan (left) plays Siri and Jasmine Ellis plays Luna in the world premiere comedy Sweep at Aurora Theatre. (Photo by Chris Bartelski.) 
Post-modern comedy to showcase the exploits of two “multiverse” hit women in imaginative tale
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Atlanta audiences are invited to step into a splintered world of strange imaginings as Aurora Theatre presents theworld premiere of the femme fantasy story SWEEP, February 10 –March 5, 2017! The magical quest, written by rising Latina playwright Georgina Escobar, follows two sisters’ attempt at resetting history’s imperfections by hunting both biblical and modern-day targets through a set of alternate realities called the “multiverse.” Imaginative and adventure-filled, this zany, time-traveling escapade is a can’t-miss production for the New Year!
“One of the most riveting facets of SWEEP is the exploration of the idea that history can be re-written to create different outcomes today,” said Abigail Vega, Director. “This fantastica…

Fun Alert: Atlanta Fair to open its gates February 24 – April 2

Fair-goers are invited to experience new rides, delicious treats, entertainment and more!
Come one, come all! Preparing for its annual return, the Atlanta Fair will open its gates Friday, February 24 – Sunday, April 2 or fun-seekers of all ages! Area residents in search of thrilling adventure, lively entertainment and fresh funnel cakes are encouraged to join the festivities, perfect for families and friends! As a special kick-off bonus, guests may purchase advance fair entrance fees only 50 cents until noon Friday, February 24!

WellStar to host Day of Dance 2017 on February 11 at Town Center at Cobb

Community invited to celebrate American Heart Month with interactive activities for all ages
In honor of American Heart Month, Town Center at Cobb will host the WellStar Day of Dance 2017 on Saturday, February 11 from 1-4 p.m. During this FREE day of heart healthy activities, guests are invited to kick health into high gear with dancing, wellness demonstrations, and other family-friendly festivities. Heart health screenings and interactive “Ask the Expert” information booths will also be available for shoppers to learn more about taking action and living a balanced lifestyle.

Summer Camps at the Atlanta History Center

HAVE A HISTORIC SUMMER!  Sign up for a writing or history campWe know it seems a long way until summer, but you know better than most that now is the time for parents to be planning the perfect summer camp experiences for their children. The Atlanta History Center, have been busily planning fun, engaging, smart Summer History Camps and Summer Writing Camps, both kicking off the week of June 5. 

Atlanta Braves and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta team up at SunTrust Park for Hope and Will’s Sandlot

ATLANTA (February 2, 2017)—The Atlanta Braves today announced a multi-year relationship with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to bring exciting baseball-themed activities to SunTrust Park for the Braves’ youngest fans.
SunTrust Park will feature “Hope and Will’s Sandlot,” a large, kid-friendly area hosted by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that will have the first-ever zip line and climbing tower inside a professional sporting venue. Visitors will be able to use the new Braves app to reserve a timeslot to access both of these attractions.


There also will be a batting cage and a variety of other interactive games in addition to kid-friendly food and merchandise. The Braves and Children’s will be bringing back a longtime tradition, and crowd-pleasing favorite for Braves families - kids running the bases after Sunday games.
“Braves games have always been a fantastic family outing and SunTrust Park will feature an even larger space for baseball-themed, kids’ activities thanks to Children’s…