Timothy & Pamela Coffey are proud to introduce the Crystal Dreams Foundation S.T.E.P.U.P. (Student Training Entrepreneur Program with Unlimited Potential) Educational Program. Last year, a small group of High School students were selected to participate in this 4-week program.
The first module of the program involved an instructor teaching the students important entrepreneur terms, and practices used by successful small business owners. The participants also learned important life skills such as:
- how to dress for success
- essential interview techniques
- how to write a professional resume
- how to open a checking account and balance a checkbook
- how to create a budget and manage their finances
In the second module of the program, the students spent two to three hours per day working in local businesses with the owners who volunteered their time teaching students about their business, and also put them ‘to work’. Each high school student participant was paid minimum wage and received a weekly paycheck every Friday.
In 2015, The Crystal Dreams Foundation will celebrate its 15th year of making a difference in the education of underserved youth through its scholarship fund and educational programs.