LIFT Mentor Panel Discussion_December 10, 2016

Join us as we address the controversial topic of whether a college education is worth the money or the effort.  This event is part of The Leaders Inspiring Fruitful Tomorrows (LIFT) Mentor Project, which includes three programs aimed at renewing the importance of a college education, improving diversity in higher education, and providing families with strategies and tools to increase college participation and successful graduation. Space is limited for this free …

About The LIFT Mentor Project

The Leaders Inspiring Fruitful Tomorrows, Corp. (LIFT) Mentor Project The LIFT Mentor Project currently consists of three programs: (1) LIFT Mentor Monday, an online campaign where a wide range of social media platforms are used to convey valuable information about leadership, education, life skills, and scholarship, (2) LIFT Panelist Discussion/Group Mentor Program where featured community leaders will lead live discussions about topics that affect our communities and, (3) the Find …

How much will it cost to raise your child?

In today’s #LIFTMentorMonday, we talk about the cost of raising a child.  Pretty expensive… I’ve always been skeptical about the reported costs to raise children.   At least in my experience and opinion, housing and transportation are not costs that change significantly just because children involved.  However, this calculator created by CNN Money and FutureAdvisor shows us predictions on 18-year average expenses for a child born in 1997 (birth year, region, and …

Is there a character boot camp?

LIFT Mentor Monday is back!  This month, we discuss some of the characteristics of successful people in Is there a character boot camp?  Read the full article here. We will continue discussion with this theme until our next topic is released in October. New LIFT Mentor Monday topics will be presented every 2nd Monday. If you have a topic, question, response, or comment you want discussed on LIFT Mentor Monday send …

Goals

Continuing with last weeks’ topic of creating goals #goals I have created a downloadable tool to help you plan and brainstorm on paper. If you are a student, start with a small task and map out your plan for getting it done.  Once you get the hang of it, plan your next year.  Then five years, and so on. If you are a teacher, parent or mentor, share with your student(s).  Sit down …

#goals

This weekend, I had the opportunity to not only celebrate Mother’s Day with my mother and to be celebrated but I also took part in an amazing event that honored an amazing woman.  Her motto, “do what you love, and love what you do.”  As I prepare for my husband’s law school graduation and I look back on my own graduation from fellowship last year, there are many things that …

Budgeting…am I being punished?

While living life on a budget is not meant to be punishment, it absolutely does not allow for spur of the moment purchases and it simply doesn’t allow for purchases outside of your means, unless you are…well, cheating.  There will undoubtedly be things that you want, that exceed the recommended income percentage per category.  So what do you do? Take a look at Budget vs Wants PDF. My want purchases are …

Do you have an emergency fund?

  Mentor Monday is here!  We are continuing our talk about budgeting.  Geared toward high school and college students but applicable to everyone.  Take a look, join in the discussion, like our Facebook page, follow us on twitter, coming soon to Instagram.  Have a great week! Mentor Monday Budget Part 2 If you missed last week, read LIFT Budget Mentor Part 1 first.