'Dress for Success' Tie Project Teaches Life Skills

'Dress for Success' Tie Project Teaches Life Skills
Posted on 09/26/2017
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photo of learning to tie a tieEarlier this month, more than 100 students enrolled in Lakota's alternative high school program, Career Readiness Academy, learned an important life lesson – how to tie a tie.  

Using ties donated by
 community members, several Lakota leaders joined the class to help lead the "Dress for Success" exercise. Superintendent Matt Miller, Assistant Superintendent Robb Vogelmann, Chief Operating Officer Chris Passargeand Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction Keith Koehne were just some of the visiting instructors.  

"One of our goals is to make sure students leave us with the life skills they'll need to succeed
," said Academy Principal Nicole Isaacs. "We decided to start that theme with this project, mainly so students could begin envisioning themselves as successful individuals."  

Among just some of the
 messages shared: Dress for the job that you want, not for the job that you have. Looking the part is as important as what you say during the interview process.  

Every student went home with their own tie – and a new life skill.