Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World – Workbook


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Interested in the Getting Ahead Facilitator Notes?

If you’ve spent part of your life—or most of your life—struggling to get by in the world, the idea of actually getting ahead might seem out of reach. But even if your story has been filled with barriers, vanishing opportunities, and setbacks, the next chapter can change all that. Yes, you have to write it, but you don’t have to do it alone.

In a facilitated group setting, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World takes you step by step through a discovery of yourself like no other. It’s not just about how you got where you are now. It’s also about what comes next to build the life you want. Plus, this workbook helps you develop relationships with people who will support you all along the way.

You will investigate:

– The realities of conditions in your community and how they impact you
– Some of the “hidden rules” for getting ahead
– Skills that give you confidence to do what it takes to get ahead
– How to build resources and make connections at home and at work
– Ways to deal with change and create stability in your life

Success tip: If you have not taken our facilitator training for Getting Ahead, we offer trainings using the Facilitator Notes. To learn more about the training process, click here.

“As the class progressed, it was a real big soul searcher. It opened up doors I didn’t want to have opened, but once those doors were opened, I felt relieved. The Getting Ahead process kind of took my thinking to the next level.”

James Williams Jr.
Getting Ahead Graduate

“I took the Getting Ahead program because I got tired of the life I was living. I decided it was time I found my own resources. What impacted me most was the self-empowerment. It made me feel like, “Yep, i can do something with myself, for myself.”

Angela Callan
Getting Ahead Facilitator

“I’m a single mom, a high school dropout, and a recovering addict. This work has helped me to discover a whole new sense of purpose – and that being resourceful is a great strength – so I went back and got my GED. I would like to be a social worker, and now I can look forward to the future with an attitude of great possibility for myself, my family, and my community.

Nichole Way
Getting Ahead Investigator

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