Books used in these programs:

  • Above Expectations - My Story: an unlikely journey from almost failing high school to becoming a college professor
  • Soft Skills Development:
    • Belief
    • Communication
    • Critical Thinking/Thick-skin
    • Negotiation
    • Time Management
  • Turning Darkness Into Light: Inspiring lessons after a near-suicide


  • Belief: A Powerful Component of Success -developing belief in one's skill and capabilities

  • Business Concepts(including ethics) - provides an overview of material typically covered in a college-level "Introduction to Business" class 
  • Inspirational Discussions - experiences shared by individuals who have overcome challenges

  • Life Skills Management - discussions about dealing with life through inspirational quotes and shared personal experiences

  • Soft Skills - developing key development skills (e.g., communication, critical thinking, time management, negotiation, the importance of thick-skin)

  • Vulnerability: An Underutilized Strength - learning to leverage past challenges to become stronger, grow, and create stronger connections