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What's Your Story?

An Asset Development & Presentation Skills Training Program for Organizations Serving Youth, ages 16 to 22.

This program for youth, ages 16 to 22, provides the opportunity to enhance their presentation skills and build self-esteem as they use a variety of techniques to talk about themselves, their background, strengths, accomplishments, uniqueness, goals, and vision for the future. Utilizing PowerPoint software, participants learn how to use visual tools to assist them in telling their story.  The program concludes with the participants presenting their "stories" to an audience of enthusiastic listeners. In addition to presentation skills, this program assists participants in preparing for school and  job interviews.   

  • Program Format: 
    The curriculum supports 15 to 20 hours of programming, which can be delivered as half-day sessions (3 hours/session), a 3-day program, or as individual 2-hour modules.

  • Target Audience: 
    High School through College, ages 16 to 22.

  • Purpose: 
    This asset development program is designed to build confidence and enhance self-esteem by providing the skills to assist youth in presenting themselves in a positive manner. Utilizing PowerPoint software, participants develop and deliver a presentation to their peers which illustrates their uniqueness, acknowledges their successes, and describes their goals for the future.    

Learning Outcomes:

  • Turn negatives from the past into positives when talking about previous experiences.

  • Identify individual uniqueness, strengths, and positive personality traits. 

  • Use accomplishment statements to describe current successes and achievements.

  • Envision the future to identify potential life and career goals.

  • Use PowerPoint presentation software to assist in telling the story of past experiences, present accomplishments, and future goals. 

  • Deliver a great presentation to peers in answer to the question, “What’s Your Story?”

The program includes:

  • A Trainer/Facilitator Kit:

    • Step-by-step instructions for your staff to facilitate each workshop session.

    • PowerPoint slides to support each workshop session.

  • A Train-the-Trainer webinar-based coaching session to support your staff in using the curriculum successfully with your clients.

  • Participant Workbooks (purchased for your clients on an "as needed" basis).

Give your staff the tools they need to effectively support young adults in enhancing their presentation skills and building self-esteem!

Purchase the Program and Become a Certified Organization:

Give your staff the tools they need to effectively support young adults in enhancing their presentation skills and building self-esteem!

The "What's Your Story?" program offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to provide a high quality, effective program to their clients, while increasing staff productivity, and reducing the cost of service delivery.


By purchasing a Trainer/Facilitator Kit and having your staff attend the Train-the-Trainer Coaching Session, your organization will be designated a "Certified Non-Profit Organization" and will have the right to purchase Participant Workbooks on an ongoing, "as needed" basis, and will not be charged for sales tax. "Certified Non-Profit Organizations" are required to submit a copy of their current tax-exempt certificate. 


Trainer/Facilitator Kit:

Each organization is welcome to purchase one (1) Trainer/Facilitator Kit for their organization, which can be shared among the staff.  The Trainer/Facilitator Kit includes:

  • A spiral bound Trainer/Facilitator Guide with instructions on how to deliver each step of the program.  This Guide is copyright protected and is not to be reproduced.  

  • A program evaluation form, which may be reproduced by the purchasing organization so that participants can provide feedback on each segment of the program.

  • NOTE:  Since this program is entirely "hands-on" with young adults, PowerPoint slides are not included with this program.

Train the Trainer Coaching Session for your staff:

In addition to the comprehensive Trainer/Facilitator Kit, the package also includes a six-hour, online, webinar-based, Train the Trainer coaching session for your staff with Susan McGraw, the founder of Career Success for Women & Youth, and the author of the "What's Your Story?" program.  This webinar program will provide your staff with a variety of training tips and techniques, along with all of the support they will need to feel 100% confident in delivering this program to your clients.  Using an online, webinar system, your staff does not even need to leave your office or their home to actively engage in this training.   Staff can work from their own computer or you can set up a computer attached to a projector and screen in a conference room at your office and the team can attend as a group.  The program can be delivered in one 3-hour segment.  


All of the components of the "What's Your Story?" Trainer/Facilitator Kit and Train the Trainer Coaching Session for your staff. are available to non-profit organizations for a one-time fee of $499, plus shipping and handling.  


Participant Workbooks:

A "Certified Non-Profit Organization" is eligible to order copies of the Participant Workbooks as an "as needed" basis.  Participant Workbooks are priced at $10.00 for each Participant Workbook, plus shipping and handling.




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