ERIC Number: ED339983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Make a Life for Yourself = Como Planear Mi Vida.
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
This booklet was devised to help Hispanic teenagers develop a life plan. It provides information for making decisions, and is written in both English and Spanish. Tips are provided for setting goals. A sentence-completion task helps the teenager focus on specific issues, and use concrete language when talking about the goals. Specific goals are then discussed in detail. The first goal, getting a high school diploma, provides statistics relating to Hispanic teenagers and high school graduation. Information is presented to aid the individual in setting goals to achieve this end. The second goal, waiting to have a baby, is presented along with imagery to help the teenager think ahead about what it would be like to find themselves in the role of parent with their current resources. The decision of whether or not to have a sexual relationship is discussed. This section also includes a quiz about birth control, information about sexually transmitted diseases, and a special section about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The third goal, getting a job, lists tips for job hunting and interviewing. The fourth goal, planning a job for the future, provides questions teens can ask themselves to help them think about the types of work they may want to do in the future. A list and timeline are provided for composing a life plan. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Goal Orientation, Hispanic Americans, Life Events, Self Motivation, Sexuality
Center for Population Options, 1025 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 210, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.