Crash Course: Road Map to Success

Young adults aged 14 to 24 will get to take a virtual seat in the series to learn professional development and life skills ranging from public speaking to healthy relationships. The crash course aims to help young adults prepare for their careers and next steps in life.

The series is free, but registration is required. Dates, details, and registration for future courses in this series will be made available on Facebook.

If you have any questions, please contact Tawnya Russell, Manager of Youth Services, at trussell@brightonco.gov.

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UPCOMING COURSES

October 26

The Simple Secret to Success – Lisa Dimino White

There’s no denying that times are tough right now. Whether you’re currently in high school, college, or elbows-deep in your job search, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind. Add in the stress of COVID, general divisiveness, and political uncertainties that surround us and things can seem pretty overwhelming. Despite these challenges, and whatever else may be on your plate, there are simple strategies guaranteed to add more joy to your life and to the lives of those around you. Which, by the way, is the key to success - both personally and professionally. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a free autographed copy of “Bursting With Happiness,” written by the workshop presenter.

Lisa Dimino White is a coach, speaker, and author of the book “Bursting With Happiness.” With over twenty years of experience in marketing and communications management, she now focuses on her sole purpose: to inspire others to actively seek out and create more joy for themselves, their communities, and all of humankind. Learn more at www.thejoyseeker.com

Registration for the October 26 course is available here. Upon registration you will receive the link to the course. Active participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.


Nov. 2

Professional Toolkit - Sarah R. Cowan

In this interactive Zoom session, participants will learn how to define and communicate a personal brand. We will cover the basics of a professional toolkit— including using LinkedIn as a strategic networking tool, how to tailor a resume to reflect the skills most sought after by top employers, and tips for effective interviewing.

Sarah is the Program Manager for the Scholars & Honors Programs in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. In this capacity, she provides leadership training, academic support, and professional development coaching for nearly 600 top-achieving CU students, as well as teaches two courses and leads students on international trips each year. Sarah is passionate about experiential learning and cross-cultural exchange. Prior to joining the Leeds School of Business in 2015, Sarah worked in volunteer management, natural foods, and journalism. A New England native, Sarah first came to Colorado as an AmeriCorps NCCC member in 2010.

Registration for the  November 2 course is available here. Upon registration you will receive the link to the course. Active participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.


Nov. 9

Understanding Credit - Jaci Finley
Learn about credit, what it impacts beyond borrowing money, and how to establish great credit to set yourself up for success.

Jaci Finley is the Member Engagement Specialist at Denver Community Credit Union. She specializes in presenting financial education and providing one-on-one financial coaching to help people achieve their goals.

Registration for the November 9 course is available here. Upon registration you will receive the link to the course. Active participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.

Nov. 16

Virtual Cooking Class - Nicole Sattler
In this virtual how to class, Nicole will show you how to batch cook breakfast burritos for a healthy grab and go option.

Participants will receive a shopping list prior to the class as well as step-by-step instructions. Come with ingredients and leave with new tips, tricks and a healthy breakfast to nourish you through the week.

Nicole Sattler is a nutritionist, health coach, foodie, entertainer extraordinaire, organization junkie, wannabe Food Network star and chocolate connoisseur. As a result of her own health journey, she has become truly passionate about how food impacts our well being. Her goal is to help you nourish your body and create a lifelong change.

Registration for the November 16 course is available here. Upon registration you will receive the link to the course. Active participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.




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PAST COURSES

JULY 21

This course focuses on confident communication, featuring speaker Andrew Weiss. Once voted the top public speaker in all of Central and Southern Oregon, Weiss is a full-time coach and consultant for brands. From how to cope with nerves before a presentation to actively engaging your audience, Weiss will go over how to achieve goals through confident communication. The course begins at 11 a.m. 

Registration for the July 21 course is available here. Upon registration, you will receive the link to the course.

August 11

Building the Relationships You Deserve
Andrew began volunteering with Project PAVE as a Youth Educator in 2011 and now works as the Youth Engagement Coordinator. In this role, Andrew takes pride in using the Positive Youth Development approach to empower youth in his community to end the cycle of relationship violence. 

Emily is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Denver, where she double-majored in psychology and sociology. She enjoys her work as the Youth Engagement Assistant Coordinator with Project PAVE, because it allows her to apply the knowledge and skills she gained in college to a real world problem she is passionate about, promoting healthy relationships. 

In addition to facilitating Project PAVE’s Path to Healthy Relationships curriculum, Andrew and Emily work together to recruit and train high school and college-level youth to teach PAVE’s curriculum to their peers. They believe the Youth Community Educators Program (YCEP) is the true embodiment of PAVE’s mission, and passionate youth will be the ones who pave the way to a violence-free community.]

Registration for the August 11 course is available here. Upon registration, you will receive the link to the course. Active participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.

August 18

Professional Toolkit - Sarah R. Cowan
In this interactive Zoom session, participants will learn how to define and communicate a personal brand. We will cover the basics of a professional toolkit— including using LinkedIn as a strategic networking tool, how to tailor a resume to reflect the skills most sought after by top employers, and tips for effective interviewing.

Sarah is the Program Manager for the Scholars & Honors Programs in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. In this capacity, she provides leadership training, academic support, and professional development coaching for nearly 600 top-achieving CU students, as well as teaches two courses and leads students on international trips each year. Sarah is passionate about experiential learning and cross-cultural exchange. Prior to joining the Leeds School of Business in 2015, Sarah worked in volunteer management, natural foods, and journalism. A New England native, Sarah first came to Colorado as an AmeriCorps NCCC member in 2010.

Registration for the August 18 course is available here. Upon registration, you will receive the link to the course. Active participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.

August 25

Time Management
On August 25th make sure time is on your side, featuring speakers Jonah Vallez and Kate Compton. Youth guides from the Anythink library in Brighton Jonah and Kate have both worked extensively with teens on time management and organization. Explore where your time goes and learn to be efficient while balancing productivity and self-care. 

Registration for the August 25 course is available here. Upon registration, you will receive the link to the course. Active participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.

September 14 

Understanding Credit
Learn about credit, what it impacts beyond borrowing money, and how to establish great credit to set yourself up for success.

Jaci Finley is the Member Engagement Specialist at Denver Community Credit Union. She specializes in presenting financial education and providing one-on-one financial coaching to help people achieve their goals.

Registration for the September 14 course is available here. Upon registration you will receive the link to the course. Active participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.