SEEED: Building a Foundation for Success

Have you ever scanned the interior compartments of a fully stocked toolbox, and wondered if a task was achievable with a lesser amount of supplies? Maybe…maybe not? Aware that everyone’s leisure time does not consist of hammers and screwdrivers, let’s focus on the “a lesser amount of supplies” part. For instance, you have a project, let’s say it’s project, “building a box.” 



Sure, we know nothing is impossible. We know that an ordinary-old-box can be built with a handsaw, a hammer, and a few screws from the dollar store. However, the question is how could we make the box more durable and the process more efficient? I’ve asked four employees at SEEED (including myself) for opinions, regarding tools that young adults need in order to succeed. Here is what was shared:


Mandy Proffitt, Program Director

Mandy Proffitt says, “Every young adult needs attitude. According to Henry Ford, ‘Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.’ If you think you’re headed in the right direction, you’re most likely right.”


Kesha Williams, Program Coordinator

Kesha Williams says, “One thing any young adult needs is professionalism (across the board). Appearance, attitude, performance, showing up and being punctual. Professionalism and success work together.”


Treasure Hightower, Marketing Director

Treasure Hightower says, “I think every young adult needs support, in order to succeed. Young adults need people in their corner to give encouragement, and help with developing skills.”


Taria Person, Community Outreach Coordinator/Blogger

Taria Person says, “I believe that a young adult with a vision and a plan, has the potential to go a long way. When you’re prepared, it’s easier to set action to aspirations and to obtain the goal.”



Let’s congratulate our SEEED trainees for approaching their third week in the Energy Corps Program! Currently, they are exploring Life Skills and Job Acquisition Skills courses, and will be evaluated as a potential candidate for paid training and job placement, with a contractor in the building or energy trades. 

Until next time, think about the skills you can put in your toolbox, and keep growing!

Posted in Career Readiness, SEEED's Weekly Voice.