Provide Career Counseling for At-Risk Teenagers

by Step for Bulgaria Foundation
Provide Career Counseling for At-Risk Teenagers
Provide Career Counseling for At-Risk Teenagers
Provide Career Counseling for At-Risk Teenagers
Provide Career Counseling for At-Risk Teenagers
Provide Career Counseling for At-Risk Teenagers
Provide Career Counseling for At-Risk Teenagers

Dear friends,

As you know, this school year we are working with 17 students aged between 17-19 years with low motivation for learning and professional realization.


We conducted a series of workshops with them in the following directions:

  • getting to know yourself, your professional interests and potentials;
  • getting to know the world of professions, the possibilities and requirements for professional realization;
  • trainings for the acquisition of soft and specific professional skills;
  • researching real opportunities to start work.


Today, we are happy to share with you that after an "Job Shadowing Day" in Metro, three students will start paid summer jobs in the company.


We sincerely thank you for your support and belief that every young person will succeed if we give them a hand.

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Dear friends,

We are happy to inform you that during the last four months we have been able to organize and hold regular meetings with the group of young people we work with. Each of them attends workshops aimed at increasing skills for searching, finding and keeping a job. The workshops are conducted by specialists who aim to motivate students to seek their professional development and develop their soft skills.

So far we have held workshops where young people worked with psychological questionnaires to determine professional interests and strengths. We organized a discussion about the professions of the future and the need to develop digital skills. Young people also explored different ways to find work and build a public professional profile.

By participating in special role-playing simulations, students developed communication and presentation skills during an interview, analyzed their strengths and approaches to strengthen them. Through interactive games, they solved cases related to building decision-making skills and overcoming challenging situations.


Thank you friends for your support. Thanks to you, we will be able to organize and conduct useful seminars for students in the next four months.

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Dear friends,

The new school year 2022-2023 started a month ago in September.

During this period, we managed to organize and form the new groups of students with whom we will work this year.


The main directions in which we will focus during the current academic year are increasing the motivation for learning and professional development of young people from small villages who achieve low results in school. The aim is to include the students in career guidance workshops and help students create their career portfolios. We have also planned interactive workshops for young people to acquire and develop skills for searching and applying for jobs, as well as for successful interview performance.

We are sending you the photos from the first career workshops, in which students as young as 17 took on the role of a recruitment specialist and assessed CVs of job applicants. At the next meeting, students will conduct mock job interviews with our volunteers.


We sincerely thank you for the help that allows us to work with the students from small viligaes in Bulgaria.

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Dear friends,

We are happy to share with you the news for this school year. With your help we managed to set an absolute record and conducted 50 career workshops for students from 8 high schools throughout Bulgaria: Sofia, Gorna Malina, Novi Iskar, Stara Zagora, Chernomorets, Pleven, Shumen, Zavet, Tutrakan

80 volunteers applied to be classroom inspirers. Among them are both individuals and business companies, which he told about his personal and professional path to the students. We are grateful to all the volunteers who took the time to prepare real business situations and cases to challenge the students and thus give them the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills.


In addition to quantitative indicators, the most important for us are the qualitative ones: we managed to engage the young people we work with to be part of permanent groups and to participate in more and different career workshops. This had a positive effect on their motivation, on their results and on their satisfaction. The completed surveys show that all young people want to participate again and recommend our career workshops for other young people.

At the end of the school year we are preparing a special event for young people related to non-formal education and development of social skills. Twice as many young people signed up for this event. They share that everything we do is important and they would like to experience it.

This is amazing!.  Thanks for your support! 

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Dear friends,

we are happy to share with you that in the last four months we have launched our program of career workshops for this school year. The program involves 4 schools and over 90 young people. The program includes sessions and discussions focused on current workplace challenges for young people. We look at future professions and the skills they need to acquire. Through various informal games and professional tests, students explore their career interests, desires and skills. They discover their strengths, develop their communication skills, presentations, teamwork.

For these four months we managed to organize 17 career workshops. In 8 of them the students met and talked to volunteers who told about their personal and professional experience. Nine of the career workshops were conducted by our career guidance trainer.

During this school year, the young people we work with accepted the challenge to participate in the organization of the workshops - to attend preliminary meetings with volunteers, to communicate, to prepare presentations and to organize online classrooms themselves. They are happy that they manage to cut themselves for their future.

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Step for Bulgaria Foundation

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
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Project Leader:
Veselina Vurgova
Sofia , Sofia Bulgaria
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