The MACK Foundation’s purpose is to shape the pathway of Michigan’s low-income youth between the ages of 5-18 and young adults during their first years in college, by helping them overcome life’s obstacles. Our life skills program will include, but not be limited to: financial literacy, work development and our ‘ready for school’ program.
of teens say are are not “financial fit”
3 in 4
teens turn to their parents for financial information
worry about borrowing too much in student loans
Help the community to understand the importance of financial education
Improve the economic structure of the communities by providing tools that will provide empowerment
Concur the Fight of predatory lending
Build skills and provide knowledge to secure meaningful well paid employment
Programs Offers the following subjects:
Pay Yourself First
Setting Financial Goals
Keeping personal Information Safe
Opening and maintaining a checking & savings account
Check Writing vs Money Orders (The Risk of Payday Lenders
Buy a Car vs leasing one
Credit 101 – scores, reports, Lending vs Leasing, Fico vs credit score
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Statistics show that first impressions are determined by:
the way you dress, act and walk through the door
The quality of your voice, grammar and confidence
The words you choose to say
To ensure each student understands the importance of “first impressions”
Make sure Best Practices of Resume Writing are understood and keywords are used.
Understand what the expectations in a job interview will be
The use of proper etiquette during the application process and post interview
Know why you want the job – articulate your response.
Study the company and know the role – research basic information.
Think like the employer – understand what the employer wants out of you.
Prepare for personality dynamics of your interviewer - understand that they have the best interest of the company.
Interview do’s and don’ts
Dress appropriate – men can wear pant suit and women can wear a pant suit or dress - no large jewelry or loud colors.
Shake interviewer hand firmly making eye contact and smile.
Please have copy of your resume and ask interviewer for a business card.
Give a concise summary of career, abilities and goals experience.
Accessing your weakness – avoid discussing personality and character flaws – discuss flaws that you can improve upon.
If phone rings avoid answering and apologize for it.
On average, parents spend $488 for clothing, accessories, school supplies, computers and other electronics for their children.
At the MACK Foundation, our Ready for School Program focuses on making sure students are prepared and ready to learn, because education is a key factor for success later in life. As schools cut budgets, the burden for supplies falls to families, and it is a heavy burden – as much as $350 per student.
Our mission is to help students and families focus on getting a great education by taking away the worry about the cost of their supplies.
Provided for Students:
Pens & Pencils
Paper & Folders
Crayons & Markers
Items are provided to students from low-income families through our program.