Career and Work

Curriculum Samples

The DWL team developed the curricula below to support each client’s unique project goals.  The services we offer include development, writing, editing, designing, printing, and/or online publishing.

FEGS Careerfirsts

Client: FEGS, 2012

DWL developed a comprehensive workforce development curriculum for youth workforce development professionals. The curriculum includes four work readiness modules that each include three to four workshops.

Goodwill GoodGuides® Youth Mentor Program Toolkit

Client: Goodwill Industries International, 2012

This online publication serves as a comprehensive guide for Goodwill members to develop, launch, and implement successful youth mentoring programs. Based on the GoodGuides® model, this toolkit offers research, practice, success stories, and tips on how to run a Goodwill mentoring program. Topics include:

  • Program Design and Infrastructure
  • Recruiting and Screening Program Participants
  • Training and Supporting Staff, Mentors, Youth, and Families
  • Engaging Youth and Families
  • Recommended Policies and Procedures
  • Evaluating Program Performance
  • Program closure activities

Connecting Youth to Work Handbook

Client: New Haven Free Public Library, 2007

Development Without Limits was engaged by the New Haven Free Public Library to develop, write, and design the Connecting Youth to Work handbook as part of a larger contract including training and technical assistance to provide library staff with the resources needed to run a comprehensive, community-based job readiness program. DWL also produced a detailed training manual to accompany the handbook.

Summer Youth Employee Journal and Guidebook

Development Without Limits, 2006

Development Without Limits developed, wrote and designed the Summer Youth Employee Journal and Guidebook as a resource for participants in summer jobs programs nationwide. The sections of the book, which are aligned with New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program educational component, include tips and strategies to help young people be successful in their summer job and beyond. The book is highly interactive and includes prompts for young people to explore their experiences and practice reading and writing over the summer. DWL also produced a detailed training manual for staff to accompany the guidebook.


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