Bowling with TFL students

TechieForLife Student’s Activity Going Bowling

Going bowling…

with TFL was one of the first activities we did after I first got here.

It was pretty fun.

I’m not very good at bowling but everyone was encouraging and I even used the kiddie dragon slide to help my game.

It didn’t help.

But it was pretty funny.

Everyone seemed to have a good time.  —Joseph TFL Student

Hike

TechieForLife Student’s Experience With The Chuckwalla Trail Hike

 

A TechieForLife student’s experience with the Chuchwalla trail hike:

At the beginning of enrolling to TFL, I thought I would like to hike.

Months later, I didn’t like it because some terrains are too high for me that require an old rope to hold on, or to climb; wrong clothing to wear, especially anything made out of cotton; and careless people who forgot to remind everyone to apply sunscreen.

But the Chuckwalla was a fine hike. There some huge steps, but I went over them.

At the end, we see a whole view of a neighborhood.

While I was going back, I saw Cam and Dallin trying to climb up a boulder with no equipment. It made me cringe when they did that because they’re close to a cliff.

I’ve already been to this trail last year, but it was worth it. -Dave TFL student

Mentors connecting with students

Mentoring Moments- Connecting And Being There For Each Other

We’ve had some great connecting moments these last couple weeks.

All of our students deal with different things, and the greatest thing about mentoring here at TechieForLife (TFL) is that most of the students are able to open up to the mentors about their challenges.

We really start seeing progress as students share their individual personal loads.

For example, one of our students deals with anxiety quite a bit. He’s been really open with the mentors, and we’ve had some success showing him that as a whole, the students and staff here at TFL are committed to consistently and dependably being there for each other.

As a mentor I’ve really enjoyed one on one conversations about progress and needs for improvement with students over dinner or lunch.

I think this provides a great opportunity for us to get away from the program for a minute and just talk in a relaxed, informal environment. –Cambron TFL Mentor

New Student

Welcome To Our New Student Joseph From California!

TechieForLife welcomes our new student…

From California,

Joseph,

graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Game Development.

He hopes to one day be a game designer.

He is passionate about:

  • Music
  • Politics (he has sparked many a lively, yet civil discussion)
  • Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup)

Gaming is his big hobby and while World of Warcraft is his all-time favorite, Joseph is really into Overwatch and Heros of the Storm, lately.

When asked about coming to TFL Joseph said, “I like it and feel comfortable here.”

Joseph has a kind heart and a great sense of humor!

We’re glad to have him apart of our TFL family. —Debbie, TFL Admissions Director

Tour by WIndham

Western Sky Warbird Museum Tour By TFL Student Windham

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Windham was able to show the students around and help give the tour of the

Western Sky Warbird Museum…

We were able to go visit the museum where Windham volunteers.

They had a lot of older planes and some of us got to sit in one.

A lot of the pilots had come with their own fighter jets to the show. —Amber, TFL student

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Activity exercising

Exercise/Activity Committee Keeping Up the Fun

The student committee that I work with is the exercise and activity committee.

Lee and Wesley are on this committee, and have been doing a good job of keeping up on their assignments.

Their job is to make sure that we have activities planned every Saturday.

Each month they plan two activities that can be physically exerting, such as a hike, or rappelling.

They also plan two activities that are more geared toward just something that is fun, such as laser tag, or miniature golf.

They coordinate with all the students’ interests and plan the activities.

All I do is help them when they need it.

We’ve been enjoying regular activities that have been both fun and challenging, and the students are doing a great job of planning them. —Cam, TFL Mentor