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Episode 20: How to Empower Your Teen with Emma B. Perez



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Emma B. Perez will join us today to discuss how we can support our teens and young adults and help them as they navigate their teens and young adulthood. Figuring out who you want to be and how you can impact the world is a daunting task for many teenagers, but they are important factors in determining an academic or career path. Emma is with us today to share her framework, tips, and tricks to navigating young adulthood.



Key Takeaways:

  • Emma’s Life Story Going to College, Taking Three Years Off and Working, then Transferring
  • The benefits of going back to college at an older age
  • Other options for seniors in high school aside from continuing education
  • Tips from someone who was on the admissions team at Full Sail University
  • How to turn an interest into a career
  • 6 Step Career Process from Self-Discovery to Action
  • Advice for rising freshmen in college with COVID-10 uncertainty
  • Giving yourself permission to feel sad and mad
  • Calculating the return on investment on your educational experience


Important Resources and Links:

6 Ways to Avoid $50K in Surprise College Costs

How to Make the Most of a Gap Year – A Micro Summit

How to Determine if a Gap Year is Right for Your Child – FREE Registration

Emma B. Perez Personal Website

Empower Your Teen

Why Teenagers Reject Parents Solutions to their Problems – NY Times


Meet Emma B. Perez

Founder of Be On Purpose, Emma is a mentor who specializes in helping teens and young adults craft who they want to be and how they will impact the world. She began this path a decade ago working in admissions at a University. Before long she was visiting hundreds of high schools all over the Metro of Atlanta to conduct college and career workshops for tens of thousands of students. Now she works directly with families. With her programs Life Quest and Intentional Gap Year, she guides students through self-discovery, career exploration, and vision creating. This leads young people to a future that allows them to live thriving and fulfilling lives. 



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