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TLF Financial Literacy, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Collection of Donations for Human Trafficking Victims

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UPCOMING MEETING:

TLF will host a financial literacy workshop on October 21,  2018 at the offices of Istation.  Primerica Financial Services will be our presenter and will include one of our own TLF career members, Cody Copeland, TLF 2012.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

TLF students have decided to participate in two community initiatives.  On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm TLF students are partnering with the District Attorney’s Office and Human Trafficking division of the Sexual Assault Unit, Safer Dallas Better Dallas and the Rotary Club of Dallas to collect items for safety kits for victims of human trafficking.  Donations can be dropped off at Woodrow Wilson High School, 100 S Glasgow Dr, Dallas, TX 75214.  They are collecting  blankets, packaged gum, travel sized toiletries, feminine products, and fast food gift cards.

TLF students are also partnering with the DEA, Safer Dallas Better Dallas, Dallas Police Department, and the Rotary Club of Dallas in a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  This event will take place concurrently with the collection of items for human trafficking vitems on October 27, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm.  You are encouraged to clean out your medicine cabinets and bring your unwanted or expired drugs to Woodrow to get them off the streets and help fight this growing epidemic.

Istation Co-Hosts Fundraiser with Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott and Charles Haley

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Istation Co-Hosts Fundraiser with Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott and Charles Haley

Haley’s Tackle Tomorrow (which provides equipment, teachers, and Istation reading software to Dallas after-school programs for at-risk kids) and Prescott’s Faith Fight Finish foundation co-hosted a golf tournament on Monday, August 27 at Topgolf.

 

Career Pathways

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By Jorge Pompa
Bryan Adams High School
TLF 2016
This month we focused on different career options by hosting a career panel which consisted of well-versed professionals that work, and have worked, in a variety of fields. The diversity among the panelists gave us an opportunity to see how people’s paths can lead them to their true calling in life, a calling that every panelist felt determined to fulfill. As the professionals said, their journey was far from a straight line so the work is never finished.
Not only did we get a chance to ask the speakers questions during the discussion, but were able to engage with them on a personal level afterwards. This was a wonderful opportunity to ask specifically about career development and life choices.  While in the short term, it may seem that their words will not change a life, in the grand scheme of things every piece of advice offered will help us improve as individuals and future professionals in the workforce. I think it is safe to say that without TLF many of the members would not have the opportunity to interact with these professionals and expand their networks.
Thank you to Calvert Collins Bratton, Methodist Health System; Byron Sanders, U.S. Trust; Crystal Jamaica, Balfour Beatty Construction; Hilary Blake, Dallas County Assistant District Attorney; and Charlotte Carlisle, Children at Risk for being a part of the career panel and taking the time to share your experience with us.