Saturday, November 9, 2013

Youth of the Month 9 yr old Mr. Brett Trove!

The Youth Career Coach Inc.
November/December 2013
Youth of the Month
Mr. Brett is the 9-year-old CEO of his own online boutique called Brett's Trove.  Brett's Trove is filled with clothes and accessories accented with Brett's original artwork. 

Brett's Trove has recently been featured in the KidsPost section of the Washington Post, the Washington Informer, DC Spotlight, The Black Man Can, and Street Intell!  The little CEO was even able to sport one of his Brett's Trove ties when he served as a kid journalist and interviewed President Obama at the Kids State Dinner held at the White House this past July.

Brett's Trove also recently made its DC Fashion Week debut this past September as the Brett's Trove designer tie collection was showcased during the 2013 Fashion Industry Networking Party in Washington, DC!  Mr. Ean Williams, the executive director of DC Fashion Week, said that out of 19 DC Fashion Weeks, Brett is the youngest vendor/designer to participate! 
Brett's Trove has expanded onto the social media scene with Brett's Trove Facebook which includes information about the Brett's Trove business and also posts family friendly event and kid contest information! 

Monday, October 21, 2013


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet-Up: Boston In The DMV at The Park at 14th on Friday, 10/18/13

Meet-Up: Boston In The DMV at The Park at 14th on Friday, 10/18/13 

*Patio area!

Are you originally from Boston living in the DMV area? If so, you are officially invited to the first ever ‘Boston in the DMV *Meet-Up* featuring the best and the brightest who have moved to DC from the bean!

*ALL are INVITED even if you are not from Boston! It's cool, just come prepared to meet some amazing people from Boston! 

Era Ellis one of the DMV’s best Realtors said it best, “Boston is definitely taking over the DMV! So come out and meet many professionals that live in this area as we all have something in common, BOSTON!

Friday, October 18, 2013

5pm – 7pm

The Park has happy hour from 5-7pm on Friday featuring $5/$4/$3/$2/$1 nightly food and drink specials. Click here for details:

COVER COST: None, but please plan to purchase your own appetizers and/or drinks.

Park at Fourteenth
920 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005 (mid-block between I &; K Sts)


The Park can be accessed via the McPherson Square stop on the BLUE and ORANGE lines. Use the 14th & I St exit and walk north ½ block on west side of 14th St to The Park.

U Street Parking offers valet parking at the front entrance of The Park starting at 6:30pm nightly. The rate is $20 per vehicle.

CONTACT *Natascha* with QUESTIONS: 202-400-2562  or | She will be wearing a PINK Boston Strong shirt!

Or send her a message on facebook at:

Event link on Facebook is:

Event link on All Events is:


REMEMBER: This meet-up is NOT sponsored by The Park at 14th it's just some of us from Boston wanting to meet others from Boston so we choose a great happy hour venue to meet. SEE YOU FRIDAY!

Friday, October 4, 2013

9yr old Georgia Track Star! Naomi Adara White

‘Congratulations to 9 year old Ms. Naomi Adara White for being The Youth Career Coach Inc. Youth of the Month!’ 
She is the daughter of Painter/Artist Mrs. Laretta White and the Musical Genius Niles Mason ‘aka’ Mr. Michael White. Learn more about this energetic 9yr old athlete taking Track & Field by storm with Southside Pioneers ( in GEORGIA! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

National Black MBA Association, Inc. Washington, D.C. Chapter

Washington, DC INVITE:  

Join the National Black MBA Association, Inc. Washington, D.C. Chapter (NBMBAA-DC) at the 2013 Pre-Conference Career Expo

Date: ...this Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Session Topics: Networking at a Conference, Advance your Career through Social Media, Federal Jobs, Building your Personal Board of Directors.

*Professional Headshot Photographs will be available for purchase. And if you know me and branding it really should be an essential.

See details:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Do You Have a Brand?

Do You Have a Brand? By Natascha F. Saunders

Personal branding is defined as the process by which you market yourself to others.

Read more.....

Friday, June 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Education ED Youth Voices recognizes a Boston student who is transforming communities and schools!

Press Release by The Youth Career Coach Inc.
U.S. Department of Education ED Youth Voices recognizes a Boston student who is transforming communities and schools!

Washington, DC – on Thursday, June 27, 2013 – the U.S. Acting Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton welcomed a student speaker from Boston by the name of Heaven Reda to discuss her experiences and successes as a young person who has taken action to impact change in her community and throughout the nation. The discussion was moderated by Thaddeus Ferber, VP of Public Policy Advocacy at the Forum for Youth Investment.
For the past two years, ED’s Youth Engagement Initiative has supported and encouraged young people to conduct personal assessments to determine hindrances to their achievement. As a result, ED has used this evidence to align federal programs with the needs of young people. (

Heavan Reda (left), High School Senior (Class of 2013) is the Student President of Boston Student Advisory Council stands with Natascha F. Saunders, CEO The Youth Career Coach Inc from Boston, MA currently an Doctor of Education student at Northeastern University and interning for the Office of Communications at the U.S Department of Education in Washington, DC.

Heaven Reda, BSAC is a recent high school graduate of Urban Science Academy in West Roxbury, MA. She discovered her passion for justice through her involvement on her school’s policy debate team. As a sophomore in high school, she found that she wanted to influence local policies and exercise her public speaking skills. As a junior, she become the VP of the Boston Student Advisory Council, and later became president. She will continue her work as an advocate for social justice and hopes to one day hold public office. ~ Biography courtesy of U.S. Department of Education

@ArneDuncan @UrbanSciA @Ed_Outreach @whitehouse @TaschaSaunders #sparkyouthvoices #youth #careers

Friday, June 21, 2013

FREE: Apple has a 3 day camp for kids!

FREE for kids:
APPLE CAMP kids ages 8-12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so sign up now for a super-creative adventure.*

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Single Women it's time to Manage Your Money!

“No one can have your back to the extent that you can!” - Natascha 'CareerCoach' Saunders

FINANCES: As a single, unmarried female managing my own finances through starting a business, switching jobs, and declining contracts so I can focus on being a full-time student things get really tight. Sometimes I decline going out not because I don’t want to go but because whenever I do I always spend $$ which reduces my budget. It could be a $25 meal or a $4 train ride that I could have saved to get to my unpaid internship.

When bills, insurance, medical, student loans etc. come it’s ONLY ME that has to write the check based on my income, just like some of you! So I wanted to share a reminder so I can be of support to the other single, young women coming up after me, to which I’ve received many private messages. WE are moving up the corporate or academic ladder. WE are finishing up our degrees or starting our businesses. WE are doing our own hair, our own nails, and recycling the same dress 5 times trying to make it look different…..but it’s only temporary!!!! I promise!!!

REMEMBER: WE have to prioritize purchases, prioritize our giving, save money, and say NO. I promise this will not be forever!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Important Changes on FAFSA (Instead of Mother/Father it will say Parent 1/Parent 2)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (#FAFSA) beginning 2014-2015 will provide a new option for dependent applicants to describe their parents’ marital status as “unmarried and both parents living together.”  Additionally, where appropriate, the new FAFSA will use terms like “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of gender-specific terms such as “mother” and “father.”  Read more here.  

#ADVICE from a #Tuskegee Alum #HBCU

Today I had the chance to sit down and talk with Deputy Director Ronald E. Blakely from @usedgov, #Tuskegee University alum, #Army #Veteran and currently with the Department of Education working on #HBCU initiatives.

Here are my takeaway’s:

  1. ‘Some people Win but Loose’
  2. ‘You’ve got to know when to go around the problem’
  3. ‘Take a little bit from the people you admire but be YOU’, and
  4. ‘It’s okay to be different’


Monday, April 29, 2013

FREE 4.30.13: Webcast on managing student loan debt & saving! For College Seniors & Young Workers

Start Early to Take Charge of Your Financial Future
A Webcast for College Seniors and Young Workers
 April 30, 2013
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
When finishing college or starting a career, it can be challenging to manage your money.  On April 30th at 3p.m. (EDT), the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Education Labor will host a webinar for college seniors and young workers  on managing student loan debt and saving for the future.  In this webcast, you will learn how to afford today’s needs and save for tomorrow’s goals. We’ll help you get started with practical information and useful tools on personal financial planning, including budgeting, managing debt from student loans and credit cards, saving and investing for short and long-term goals, investing and making the most of employer-sponsored retirement and health benefits. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

INVITE: U.S. Department of Education, OPEN Briefing, Wednesday, April 10

The U.S. Department of Education will hold a briefing on the President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request Wednesday, April 10, starting at 1:30 PM in the Department Auditorium (400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC, 20202).  Reservations are not required.

For security purposes, attendees are reminded to bring a photo ID and a business card.  As in previous years, attendees are requested to enter the Department on the C Street side of the building (across from the McDonald’s), go through the magnetometers, and show their photo ID to the guards.  However, instead of signing-in at the Front Desk, attendees will be directed to the auditorium's rear doors, where they will be asked to submit a business card OR record their name, organization, and contact information on a sign-in sheet. 

At this point, the budget book and briefing materials will be distributed.

If you are unable to attend in person, we will be live streaming the briefing.  To watch the briefing, go to  No registration is required.   

We hope you can join us – either in person or online – on Wednesday!

The Communications and Outreach Team

Monday, April 8, 2013

BOSTON JOBS: Math & Science Summer Instructors Needed

JOBS: Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC)
Youth to Health Careers (Y2HC) Summer Enrichment Program

Math & Science Summer Instructors Needed
To teach one of the following areas:

·         Pre-calculus, Calculus
·         Algebra with Statistics
·         Geometry
·         Trigonometry
·         Intro to Sciences

·         Chemistry
·         Biology
·         Anatomy & Physiology,
·         Physics

LOCATION:      BAHEC, 729 Mass Ave., Miranda Creamer Bldg. (Mass. Ave. & Albany, near BMC)
SUPERVISOR:   Education Coordinator/BAHEC Director
Rate:                $31.25/hour (additional paid for preparation time)
HOURS:           Part Time 2-6 Hours/Week
DAYS/TIMES:   TBD: Class days run from 9AM-3:30 pm, Mondays-Wednesdays
DATES:             July 8, 2013 – August 7, 2013

  • Plan and implement Science and Math curriculum geared towards Boston Middle/High School Students interested in Health Professions.
  • Link curriculum to MA Department of Education’s Standards and Frameworks
  • Maintain accurate attendance records.
  • Maintain regular communication with Education Coordinator(s) regarding student progress.
  • Complete mid-program and final evaluations of students and program.
  • Instructors are encouraged to attend a field trip/special event during the course of the program.
  • Attend paid Instructor workshop/meetings on planning, developing, and training activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, MA/MS preferred.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience working effectively with students and staff of various cultures and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Experience working with adolescents preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Bilingual/multicultural skills preferred, but not necessary.
  • Creativity and ability to foster curiosity.
  • Ability to facilitate professional and interactive atmosphere.

Indicate the area of math or science you are most interested in teaching in your cover letter.

Raia Warfield, Program Manager
Youth Development & Health Promotion Division
1010 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02118