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Creating First Impressions exists to break the cycle of poverty and addiction amongst disadvantaged youth by delivering a program that gives youth 14-25 years-old a better sense of career adaptability, responsibility, clear goals and the skills to reach these goals.The goal of Creating First Impressions is the pursuing of the following principles:
- Commitment- CFI will commit to providing an environment that will inspire strong interpersonal skills and instill a sense of hope for the future of these young adults
- Responsibility- CFI will empower youth in a judgement free zone with assistance in establishing goals and following through on commitments.
- Possibility- CFI will expand the perspective of young people and allow them to pursue their dreams and aspirations in a supportive environment.
- Encouragement- CFI encourages individuals to break the cycle and allow this new system to provide them with the support and tools needed to succeed.
Creating First Impressions (CFI) exists to help break the cycle of poverty and addiction amongst at-risk youth by delivering a program that gives youth ages 14-25 in San Diego a better sense of career adaptability, responsibility, clear goals and the skills to reach these goals. This program will create partnerships with other established community organizations, nonprofits, and certain schools to enhance their existing programs. CFI will come to an organization or facility and offer an after school program dedicated to facilitating and educating this specific population. CFI will do so with a curriculum that guides the students through a 4-8 week program that will address topics such as; identifying employment objectives, future career/education planning, interpersonal effectiveness, resume writing, mock interviewing, and college preparation.