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

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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!