Understanding credit cards

Life Skills Class With Kristin, Topic- Credit Cards

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

Best TFL Activity EVER… According to Dave!

The best activity EVER in TFL:

Laser Tag.

I’m used to go to places and have devices that have variety ways; like making a nicknames, displaying who shot you, life points, etc.

In Lazer Mania, we wear a vest that comes with a name like Buzz, Ninja, Shadow, etc.; and a blaster that you have to hold with two hands.

It has a hidden button I didn’t know.

We’ve played variety game modes like Color Variation where the color of our vest are chosen by random, and we shoot the different ones until everyone’s the same; Capture the Flag —my favorite— where 2+ teams attempts to steal the opposing team’s flag; and Shadow where each player’s vest are darken, and are given missiles—which that’s what hidden button is used for.

Some had fun;

some didn’t and became sitting ducks.

Some can be—like Cam—a camper.

Sure it’s a “legitimate” strategy, but you can’t get more points that way.

I go for the strategy I follow when I played Doom: If you stand, you die.

I wish I have a set of black clothes so I could be hidden; like one vlog of a person who talked about a group who go to laser tag places called “Hunters.”

Of course, I won’t cheat like them, which is using strutter lights and electrical tapes to cover the sensors.   

Also, I wish some laser tag games to have a grenade-like device,

so I can take down the “CAMper.”

— Dave, TFL Student

TechieForLife Coding Ceremony Certificate

Certificate Ceremony For Tech Classes At TechieForLife

Back in December, TechieForLife held a certificate ceremony to wrap up the end of the semester.

Students received certificates once they had shown a foundation of literacy, skill, knowledge, and application in coding and design skill sets.

Our students have worked hard over the past semester and it was a great opportunity to recognize their hard work and success as they press forward in Coding and Design.

 

NATSAP Connect app

New App for NATSAP and Educational Consultants

Six of our TFL students are headed to Florida, today!

They’re excited to attend the NATSAP Conference and help with the launch of the new app they built.

Here is the flyer that TFL graphic design student, Amber, created.

Amber does amazing work!

“Amber takes my ideas and brings them to life, only better!” said Debbie, TFL Marketing and Admissions Director.

This has been quite the project for our students.

Now they get to be a part of the launch…

and go to Disney World!

It’s a win, win.

NATSAP Connect app
racing

TFL Students Travel To Nevada For Car Racing Event

Down below in Nevada, the group traveled to the racing center.

Before that, we went to a local pizzeria, and got a huge slice of pizza.

I did get burned from the cheese and sauce on my wrist.

Later, we returned back to the center and saw the drag racing cars on the strip.

Those cars were beautiful, loud and fast.

But we were supposed to be at a racetrack we didn’t found until we got there.

It’s called the Bullring.

We saw modified cars, midget cars, and stock cars racing around the ring on every certain laps.

There were a few accidents that the laps were placed on hold until the paced car exits, and get the green flag out.

I don’t know what everyone’s reaction when we were there, but I had fun from what I saw, and
hope I be in that action.
–Dave, TFL Student

Lee at his firs dance competition at DSU

TFL Student’s Experience Taking A Social Dance Class At DSU

This semester, I had the experience to attend a social dance class at Dixie State University with Eric.

It was a lot of fun.

I learned how to waltz, I learned the salsa and I learned to tango.

I have wanted to learn to dance for a very long time but I didn’t believe I was good enough to actually learn anything.

Lo and behold, I am better than I thought I would be.

I got the steps rather quickly and had tons of fun. I even got to perform.

Twice.

One of the performances was actually a competition and counted as the final in the class.

The second performance was just a showcase for the different dance classes that DSU offered.

I had so much fun that I signed up for the next semester of the class where I will be learning three new dances.

Yay me!

I finally get to live my dream. 

–Lee, TFL Student

Social Dance competition at DSU
Social Dance Class at DSU