One of our favorite activities here at TFL is to head out to the open land for shooting practice.
Hunter, currently in an apprenticeship with Justin Sip Custom Guns. He has developed a very strong love and passion for guns and therefore is always willing to share that with us here.
Hunter owns many guns and takes the time to teach the students proper gun safety as well as unique tips about each gun.
This trip we had the opportunity to shoot: AK 47, Luger, Desert Eagle, Bolt Actions, and shot guns. We had targets to practice on as well as clay pigeons.
-Brittani, TFL Assistant Program Director
I’m really liking the idea that teach-ability is a quality of a true leader.
I’ve noticed that those students who exhibit a desire to learn and a willingness to seek and respond to suggestions from others really accelerate the rate at which they improve.
I think this is important in any position, but it seems to be especially important in a mentoring position.
Mentors need to be pros at seeking and responding to feedback.
We need to be able to seek it from our employers and supervisors, as well as from our mentees.
Making this behavior a part of ourselves truly creates real leadership.
— Cam, TFL Mentor
During our trip to Sand Hollow Reservoir,
I felt the first real connection with my new Techie For Life family, and it made me proud to be a part of TFL.
We brought Roo (TFL’s emotional support dog) along, and he seemed to be having a blast, although he shivered a lot.
Cam helped some people move a giant inflatable flamingo across the reservoir.
We had some good laughs, and I feel like everyone seemed a bit more themselves than I had previously seen.
I like to think everyone else got to know me a little bit better as a result.
I definitely felt like I got to know Joseph better after we drove back.
—Astrid, TFL Student
In one of our recent life skills classes we discussed credit cards.
Credit cards can have benefits if used successfully without getting into financial difficulty, but…
it requires good management and good understanding of how credit cards work.
We were able to discuss credit card terminology,
the pros and cons of credit cards,
how minimum payments are calculated,
how paying only the minimum payment will result in maximum cost,
we also covered how credit scores are calculated and credit score ratings.
It was interesting to see how much prior knowledge the students had – or in most cases – did not have regarding credit scores and credit cards.
–Kristin, Program Director