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What is the life program?

Our purpose is to help jump start your child's interest in their life, finances, and career whether they strive to become an entrepreneur or go into corporate america. We aim to have every child leave our program with the proper knowledge and preparation to succeed in their fields and their lives. 

What do you cover/teach?

At DFY Life Program we believe in giving our students the best tools to become successful. Our counselors vary from certified teachers, business owners, and career professionals to ensure your child receives the most professional and accurate assistance possible. Our counselors cover the following:

  • Financial Literacy

  • Computer Skills

  • Public Speaking

  • Presentation exercises

 

 

 

 

 

Registration begins December 3, 2018 

 

Workshops will be held January 5, 2019 to December 14, 2019

Workshops are held EVERY SATURDAY 

 

Tuition: $1,000/ year 

A-la-carte payment plan: $25/week (To be paid the Wednesday before Saturday's workshop)

A Classroom Lecture
  • Business strategies

  • Creating a business plan

  • Character building exercises

  • Writing a resume

Chicago

Now Enrolling for 2019

 
 

A Message From Our Program Director

Interested Student
 

Hi, my name is Dorian Ducksworth and I am excited to help our students excel to the next level. Our program was started because being a business owner was no easy route for myself. I went my entire collegiate career just scaling through each semester, not knowing what I wanted to do in life. I had opened up credit card accounts, taken unnecessary school loans, and completely mismanaged money that I was making from my job at the time. I was as uncertain and lost as so many of my peers were at the time. The only certain thing was that I did not want to work for anyone else, so one day in my senior year of college I decided to launch my first marketing company. In the beginning of launching my first business I ran into several issues that ranged from financial difficulties to making tough business decisions. I did not have the knowledge to successfully run a business and it failed quicker than it started. I had dropped out of school due to me not being able to afford the tuition any longer and invested everything I had into my marketing company, so I was totally devastated of the idea of failing myself. So many thoughts ran through my head like, “why did I drop out of school”, “what if I don’t make it”, and I remember sitting up one day and saying to myself, failure is not an option. I instantly spent the next month, 19 hours per day working on a business plan to get organized and rejuvenate my company. I eventually received my first investor that decided to invest 1.5 million dollars into my company. It was at that point my life changed forever. With the help of my first investor and now mentor, I was able to learn the ropes of running a business. He was able to teach me how to handle finances, make sound business decisions, build good character traits, and how to create multiple streams of revenue. Without the help of my mentor, I probably would not have come this far with business. To sum things up, I want to be of use and become a true blessing to my students lives. In this program, I along with our volunteer staff, aim to help our students bypass some of the mistakes that we’ve made in our quest to become business men and women. We aim to teach students of all ranges, from aspiring business owners to aspiring corporate workers. In our LIFE program, we will teach our students how to be the best version of themselves. It’s never too late or too early to start preparing for the future, and our LIFE program does just that.