“Students face many roles as students, athletes, employees, volunteers and future college applicants as they move through the high school years, and we want them to be prepared to present themselves in the best way possible,” said Layne Millington, MHS Principal. “We hope that teachers and parents will encourage their teens to join what we think will be a very useful and practical life skills learning opportunity offered through our partnership with the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA.”
The Y’s Teen Program will be enlisting support from local business and non-profit professionals who will participate in the workshops as spotlight guests to offer real world examples of how they use branding and communication strategies in their professional and volunteer roles. “We are excited to team up with local community members who can serve as mentors for high school students as they begin the journey towards college and career,” said Scott Hitchcock, Executive Director of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA. “There is a wealth of collected experience in this town that high school students can take advantage of and benefit from to support their personal development.”
YOU workshop series will be presented by Cheryl Byrne, a Marblehead based
communications and public relations consultant, who is passionate about helping
teens learn how to build their own personal communications and branding. Mrs.
Byrne, currently a consultant to an international trade association and a west
coast non-profit housing developer, among others, has spent 25 years practicing
the skills necessary to communicate clearly and effectively in this
ultra-connected world. She combines a traditional
public relations background with a focus on crisis management, and has
particular expertise in managing issues and reputations in the dynamic online
environment and social media.
Y Teen Job Prep Workshop Schedule:
The series of five Brand YOU workshops will be offered on Thursdays 10:00am-1:30pm at Marblehead High School, allowing students 3 different school periods to attend each workshop. The workshop series will be offered again beginning in January 2014.
Brand YOU Fall workshop dates:
Thursday, October 17th - Introduction to Personal Branding
Thursday, November 7th - Building Your Own Brand & Resume
Thursday, November 21st - Mastering the Interview, Strategies & Tips
Thursday, December 5th - Mock Interview Sessions
Thursday, December 19th - Networking Strategies & the Job Search Process
For more information, please contact Adam Rodgers, Teen Director at email@example.com or 781-990-7013.