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About Amy Carrier

Amy Carrier's mission is to create systemic change in public education to teach every child the skills needed to navigate adulthood and the new global economy. Since 2000, her unique voice and message of bringing together schools with the resources in their communities has resonated throughout her work in the classroom and the world. Amy is a pioneer in the development of programs, new initiatives and collaborative partnerships in education which bring together businesses, parents, and students. She has developed organizations, missions and programs all focused on connecting the resources of the business community with schools in order to better prepare students for life post-high school. She brings a breadth of experience and perspective from her work building collaborations in a classroom, a school district, several states, a national organization and East Africa. Amy is an excellent speaker, communicator and motivator for the cause of access to resources and equity in education.
Empowering today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders of change

Meet Career Coach Amy Carrier

By |August 8th, 2016|

Career Coaching Services for Adults & Teens
Provided by Amy Carrier
Meet Coach Amy:
For over ten years I have been a career adviser and life coach to hundreds of people. I also work as an activist for including entrepreneurship, career and life skills readiness programming in the education system through my personal passion, Empowerment Through Education.

My […]

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    The Path to Wisdom is Paved with Mistakes: Teaching Children Self-Trust

The Path to Wisdom is Paved with Mistakes: Teaching Children Self-Trust

By |August 1st, 2016|

It’s true: The path to wisdom is paved with mistakes.
You and I know this because we are adults and we have made our fair share of mistakes. We have gained wisdom and knowledge from those mistakes, and with that, a level of confidence in ourselves. It is very fair to say that mistakes […]

Five Key Post-Secondary Preparations

By |July 30th, 2016|

 

Bridging The Greatest Opportunity Divide
The heart of Amy Carrier’s model and mission.
This work is copyrighted 2012-2016 ©

Perhaps the greatest opportunity divide that exists for all American K-12 public school students is the unsupported transition between high school and adulthood. Students are ill-prepared and sent into the world without adequate knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience in […]

YOU Play A Role In Preventing Childhood Trauma

By |July 5th, 2016|

 

The entire community is responsible
for a child’s well-being.
Everything is about relationships. Our interpersonal relationships with children are those that most people are aware of. However, as adults, there is a communal relationship we have to children that most people are unaware of – and in many ways, it is one that is just as important. Yes, […]

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    Most School-Business Partnerships Fail. Here Are 20 Free Tips From a Pro

Most School-Business Partnerships Fail. Here Are 20 Free Tips From a Pro

By |April 19th, 2016|

Here’s the reality: Most school-business partnerships fail.
Why? They need a third-party in the early stages to establish a mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnership agreement and ensure that all the sticky questions are asked and answered, but almost none have such a person looking out for both sides. Unfortunately, (and not dissimilar from other types of […]

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    The Implications of Workplace Racism, Sexism and Pay Inequity: Our Kids Lose

The Implications of Workplace Racism, Sexism and Pay Inequity: Our Kids Lose

By |April 19th, 2016|

The Gender Pay Gap.
MoveOn.org posted this image with the hashtag #EqualPayDay. Lots of people are talking about it. It’s a deeper wound that it seems.

Read on.

I developed my curriculum 10 years ago to teach high school students how to navigate the world of work, build careers and follow their passion. I included a unit […]

A Call To Action for All Grown-ups

By |February 10th, 2016|

Dear Awesome Grown-up,

Do you know how important you are?
 

You are important for many reasons. You do important work, you make a difference in the lives of those you love, and you’re so darned witty – and generally more so on Friday nights for some reason. You’re important to your team at work. You’re important to […]

Does Your Teen Need Additional Support?

By |November 20th, 2015|

Exclusive teen coaching by a former teacher, accomplished
social innovator & leader in rethinking education
Teens (and their parents) face multiple challenges during their school career:

College application process

Executive functioning skills

Academics

Study habits

Self-awareness and confidence in skills & gifts

Telling their story on applications

Life skills

College & career planning

Career & job […]

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    Parents: 5 Things Your Teen Desperately Needs From You But Can’t Ask For

Parents: 5 Things Your Teen Desperately Needs From You But Can’t Ask For

By |November 4th, 2015|

Your teenage years were confusing, oscillating and full of mystery. Mystery abut who you were, what the world wanted from you and how to be cool. Your teenager’s experience is much the same, but these are not your teenage years, they are theirs. Things have changed. What I have seen clearly in my work as […]

The Fallacy of Career Pathways in Education

By |October 20th, 2015|

Your Career Path Wasn’t Mapped Out Ahead of Time.
Our Kids’ Won’t Be Either.
But We CAN Prepare Them.

Imagine being handed a plan, a prescription of steps to take if you will, at the age of 16 or 17 that will get you to age 30, or 45, or 65. It’s laughable, and kind of depressing to think of […]