Today’s Homework: May 18, 2018

1.   Please update your resume by listing your 5 personal strengths which were identified in the Gallup Strengths Assessment recently administered by Ray Nunez from Leadership Rhode Island. Please send your updated resume to my email address by Wednesday, May 23rd, 11:59pm!   Thank you. Please use the format in the JOHN Q SAMPLE resume below for the format for your updated resume.  I look forward to reviewing your resume.  Don’t forget Ray Nunez is in your network.  You may consider asking Ray if he would check your resume before sending to me.

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Please use this John Q SAMPLE resume to build your resume.


Today’s Class: May 18, 2018

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Ray Nunez from Leadership Rhode Island returns to the Hope Life Skills class to explain the findings of the strengths assessment survey students completed on April 27th, 2018.

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Ray Nunez administering the Clifton Strengths Assessment to the Life Skills students on April 27th.

 Ray Nunez, Program Coordinator at Leadership Rhode Island,

returned to the friendly environs of the Life Skills class to review the findings of the Clifton Strengths Assessment administered to the students during an earlier class on April 27th.

Each student was given a packet of information today listing each student’s 5 most prominent strengths with an explanation


Please note, at the end of this blog, there is a list of all the 34 potential strengths developed by Dr Clifton in the Gallup strengths’ assessment.

of what each strength means and how it is exhibited in their life.

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Ray speaks with Eveline and Kevin about their assessment.

Today’s Homework: May 112, 2018

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1.  Please tell me something Erica said during today’s class which made you think about your own plan to become the person you aspire to be.  If there was nothing Erica said that made you think about your career path and strategy, simply tell me “she did NOT say anything which made me think about my plan or actions to become the person I aspire to be!!!”  Please send your well written statement with perfect spelling, SHORT SENTENCES, good grammar and punctuation and capitalization to my email address before I go to bed on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018.   Thank you.

Today’s Class – May 11, 2018

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Erica Laros is welcomed to Hope High by members of the Life Skills class. In the photo above, Walter Jimenez welcomes Erica to today’s class.

Today’s guest was Erica Laros, an attorney

who is the Founder and President of her own Law Firm, Laros Law, Trusts and Estates Attorney.

Our Life Skills class host today was Eveline Silva, aspiring lawyer

who will represent the Hope Life Skills class at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and CSI in Washington, D.C. beginning on July 22nd.

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Eveline greets Erica to Hope High prior to the start of today’s class.

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Eveline introduces Erica to her classmates at the start of today’s class.

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Tatiana Brito introduces herself and welcomes Erica with a firm handshake, good eye contact and smile, and a friendly greeting following Eveline’s introduction.

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Erica begins to share her story of becoming an attorney and then starting her own law firm.

 ” I really didn’t know what I wanted to be.  I was a history major in college.  I eventually figured things out after pushing out of my comfort zone, trying paid and unpaid internships and jobs,

constantly networking,

before ultimately figuring out what I wanted to do professionally”  Erica explained.  “I’ve found that

self confidence has a lot to do with figuring out what you’d like to do in your life. 

This may sound illogical but part of the process for becoming more confident is continually

Today’s Homework: April 27, 2018

1.  Please share with me ONE of your strengths identified in the Leadership Rhode Island strengths assessment.    Please send me the name of this strength in a well written statement with perfect spelling, grammar and punctuation as well as SHORT SENTENCES to my email address as soon as possible.  Thank you.

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Today’s Class: April 27, 2018

Today’s Hope Life Skills Class guest was Ray Nunez, the Program Coordinator at Leadership Rhode Island.

Our host today who welcomed Ray Nunez to the Life Skills class was Eveline Silva.

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Eveline Silva welcomes Ray Nunez from Leadership Rhode Island to Hope High School

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Eveline introduces Ray Nunez to her classmates at the start of today’s class

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Following Eveline’s introduction, Lisanyis Gonzalez and her fellow classmates welcome Ray Nunez to today’s class.

 Leadership Rhode Island is an organization which focuses on maximizing the potential of  individuals, organizations, communities and, in the process, the entire state of Rhode Island by bringing people together to share their stories.

One of Leadership Rhode Island’s services is a personal strength assessment.  

Today’s Homework: April 13, 2018

CVSH - IMG_50641.  Please tell me something you heard during your visit to CVS today as you listened to one of the many people you met that caused you to reflect and think about your own life or plan for your future success.  Please send your reflection to my email address in a well written statement with perfect spelling, SHORT SENTENCES and good grammar, punctuation and capitalization AS SOON AS POSSIBLE but before April 23rd!  Thank you.

Today’s Class: April 13, 2018

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Today’s guest, Ryan Roslonek.

Today’s guest was

Ryan Roslonek, Coast Guard Academy graduate, Coast Guard veteran, Business Solutions Architect/ Corporate Senior Manager, coach, and father.

Today’s host was Ayo Onajide.

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Ryan (left) is welcomed to Hope by Ayo outside of the classroom before the start of the class.

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Ayo leads Ryan into the classroom for his introduction

Today’s Field Trip: April 12, 2018

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The Hope Life Skills class outside the Financial Services building on the CVS Heath corporate campus in Woonsocket, RI prior to the beginning of today’s career and jobs event.

It was a visit to America’s 7th ranked company on the Fortune 500 list with more than $184 billion dollars in revenue in 2017, almost 250,000 people work for CVS, 9,800 stores, CVS pharmacies are found in every state in the United States as well as the South American country of Brazil and Puerto Rico and 79% of all Americans live within 3 miles of a CVS Pharmacy.     The Life Skills

class came to the CVS Health main campus to learn what it’s like to work here and meet the people who make CVS Health the successful company it is!