Right Direction Newsletter

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Sweet transitions: Graduation roundup

By Communications on 7/3/2014 3:09 PM

6The word transition is an important word to Career Trek because it is, at the very core, what the organization stands for. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a transition is a passing or change from one place or condition to another. Career Trek’s purpose is to take children and youth on a career journey, helping them to move from one place or condition to another.  We move our participants, one step at a time, closer to achieving their education and career goals.

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Nurturing Confidence

By Communications on 7/3/2014 3:04 PM

K Readhead2With a little bit of help from The Winnipeg Foundation, Keri-Lynn Readhead realized she has the power to shape her future education and overcome challenges to achieve her goals. Keri-Lynn is one of 12 participants of Career Trek’s ‘M’ Program, a program designed to help young mothers overcome barriers and get them back on the path to education and career success. Keri-Lynn, mother to one-and-a-half year-old Allan, is a 22 year-old ‘M’ Program graduate with onyx hair and a bright contagious smile. “’M’ Program really helped me realize quite a few things,” says Keri-Lynn.  “First of all, it’s not impossible.  You can do it!”

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The Confidence Game: Nicole Hunter’s career trek

By Communications on 7/3/2014 2:54 PM

Nicole HunterThe story of Nicole Hunter’s eleven-year journey with Career Trek shines a spot light on one of the organizations most powerful and enduring benefits: confidence building. Nicole, an easy going self-assured 22 year-old, began her journey as a shy young girl who admits she didn’t have much confidence and only attended programming because her mother made her. “I was the kid who would fake being sick for 10 minutes so I wouldn’t have to do it,” says Nicole.   “I was that kid.”

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And Another Thing

By Communications on 7/3/2014 2:04 PM

And Another Thing

  • Would you like your house painted for free?
  • Youth In Philanthropy Donate to Career Trek.
  • Culinary Arts Summer Camp: July 7 – 11, 2014.
  • Construction Summer Camp: July 7 – 11 & 14 – 18, 2014.

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Career Trek’s big welcome mat

By Communications on 3/28/2014 3:15 PM

Quinn welcome mat It’s no exaggeration to say that not-for-profit burnout is the plague of the modern work world. According to a recent study workers in the not-for-profit sector have higher levels of stress that can lead to burnout. I would like to state for the record that I recently found the cure for not-for-profit burn out in the most unlikely of places, my email inbox. The following is a letter sent to Career Trek from Melanie Young, the mother of ten year old Quinn Young, a participant in one of our programs. Enjoy the read and the new appreciation for the impact that Career Trek’s big welcome mat has on participants and families.

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8 benefits of Career Trek programming

By Communications on 3/28/2014 3:12 PM

BenefitsAs the snow melts and Manitoba celebrates spring, Career Trek’s bright eyed participants, and their families have something else to celebrate: convocations, finales, and completions. For 18 years Career Trek has celebrated the accomplishments of it’s hard working, dedicated, and dynamic participants, and this year is no different. In honour of our participants, we have compiled a list of eight benefits that flow from Career Trek programming, illustrating how our participants are transformed and empowered by our hands-on experiential programming.
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The backbone of Career Trek

By Communications on 3/28/2014 3:00 PM

WomanInternational Women’s Day celebrates the social, political, and economic achievements of women while focusing attention on areas requiring further action. This year’s theme is Inspiring Change. In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2014), we asked our female staff members what they thought about education, inspiration, and Career Trek. Here are some of the excerpts of that discussion.

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And Another Thing

By Communications on 3/28/2014 2:14 PM

  •       Career Trek convocation and finale timetable.
  •       Career Trek Instructor diagnosed with Lyme disease.
  •       Career Trek Programming in the news.
  •       Twelve trends that will define your working life from now through 2025.

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Career Trek’s Fired Up Year

By Communications on 12/16/2013 2:24 PM

DSC04226While you were getting used to the first cold snap of the season, a wave of 45 ardent supporters descended on the Manitoba Legislative Building for a warm-hearted review of Career Trek’s 2012-13 successes. In addition to board members and staff, representatives of the honorary board of directors, community partners, school partners, institutional partners, research partners, government organizations, Deputy Ministers, and Members of the Legislative Assembly were in attendance.

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It’s Never too Late to Give

By Communications on 11/12/2013 5:38 PM

meghanCareer Trek’s first-ever annual campaign is set to close on December 31, 65 per cent of the way to reaching its goal of raising $5,000. For the first time in its 17-year history, Career Trek has begun an annual campaign to raise funds to help it complete its mission of helping kids make their dreams come true. “To ensure we can continue to offer our life changing programs we have embarked on an exciting new journey to diversify our financial support,” says Meghan Laube, Fund Development Officer of Career Trek.

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