Resources for Your Teens

These resources have a cost. There are some things we just can’t get for free. I think these things are of value or I wouldn’t share them with you.

Hire Cause

Even though this has a higher cost, I think the long-term impact it can have on your teen’s trajectory is worth it. I’ve gotten the lowest-cost possible for you guys. You won’t find it offered anywhere else for less.

Here’s my interview with David Dvorkin, founder of Hire Cause.

Career Preparation With a “Hire Cause”

 What do your children want to be when they grow up?   Whatever their dream, there are professional skills, which if they develop, have the power to propel them forward in the direction of their dreams.

The challenge is that these professional skills cannot be learned in any classroom, and overworked managers are too busy to teach them in any internship.  That’s why so many interns are getting coffee and stapling papers for stressed out supervisors.

What if there was a fun way to develop the professional skills your children needed to pursue their dreams? What if they had a supportive community of peers and mentors helping them along the way? And what if they could develop these skills through projects that had a positive impact on their community?

If you want your children to do well by doing good and grow their skill sets through giving back to their community, then I recommend they apply to the Hire Cause program here.  This career prep program is refreshingly unique and powerful.  Financial scholarships are also available.


Special Note:  They will always have a scholarship offering for those who can show need, and EP will always have some sort of discount.



For under $200, you get a college course along with all materials. In this way, it’s cheaper than community college, even with discounts for high schoolers. It’s in some ways like EP, just not as fun. It’s online readings, videos, quizlets. You go through the online course at your own pace over four months. At the end you take a test and get approved for ACE credit if you get just 50% on the test. You can even retake the test. Our experience is that it’s basically full-proof to get the credit if you put any effort into the course. My 11th grader did his course in a month. My 8th grader took the full four months. They had no trouble with the final. The one son knew every answer!

This is basically teaching to the test, which isn’t what you want if you are seeking a career that’s really based on a college education. If you are looking for quick, easy, cheap college credit, this is a great way to go. It’s not a college. It just gives you credit, like taking a CLEP test. They list on their site the colleges that guarantee that they accept these credits.