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National Career Club With Metro Area Chapters
At-Risk In-School Youth and Adults
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Join As Teacher Advisor To Help At-Risk High School Students Get Into College
(Certified, Substitute and Retired Teachers)

Membership Fee: $20 Per Year

90 Co-Curricular 1-Hr Personal Learning Experiences Per Grade Level

30 Weeks
5 Hours Per Week
Stipend $3,800

Personal Learning Experiences 
Unsupervised, self-paced 1-hour learning activities. 3
each week each producing a knowledge gained document. Computer  required. Weekly prizes, awards. 
$1 Million Difference
The 64 high school pearls (16 per grade level) in each PWP chapter are competing in grade level challenges to transition from job-bound to college-bound.  

9th Grade Advisor
Support Services
• Career Plan Project
• Skills Competition
• College Track Competition 
10th Grade Advisor
Support Services
• College Plan Project
• Skills Competition
• College Track Competition 

11th GradE Advisor
Support Services
• Scholarship Project
• Skills Competition
• College Track Competition
12th Grade Advisor
Support Services
• Community Service Project
• Skills Competition
• College Track Competition

Teacher Advisory Council (TAC)

Of those who have joined a chapter as a teacher advisor, 4 teachers receive a principal recommendation, after which they form a Teacher Advisory Council by each selecting one of the following positions. One additional teacher is selected by the chapter host as the chairperson. These five then form the TAC. They are each hired by the local non-profit Area Affiliate .
Position 1. Chair: Plans and conducts monthly meetings and makes reports to chapter members. Assigns teachers to the following four positions. 

Position 2. Technical Support Administrator: Resolves computer hardware and software issues as needed + grade level advisor. 

Position 3. Secretary/Profiles Administrator: Maintains minutes and records of all meetings and assists pearls with online profiles as needed + grade level advisor.  

Position 4. Treasurer: Collects dues and manages the chapter bank account, pays budgeted expenses, reports fees collected from sponsors + grade level advisor.

Position 5. Budget Director: Creates, submits, and revises chapter expense budget as needed + grade level advisor.  

Student Chapter Memberships (Pearls) 

The model chapter consists of 64 pearls in 4 high school grade levels. Each pearl competes to score knowledge points and skill points. Points received at each grade level accumulate toward a specific goal established by that pearl upon first joining the club. This goal may be modified at the start of each membership year.  Learn More

Training and Certification

Each teacher advisor must complete the following six 1-hour online training modules to receive certification as a PWP teacher advisor.  

Module 1: Teacher Advisory Council Overview

Module 2: Pearl Interviews, Assessment and Rating System

Module 3: Adult Support and Sponsorships

Module 4: Challenges and Learning Experiences

Module 5: Plan, Events and Awards

Module 6: Chapter Scholarship Fund

Module 7: Growth Mindset (Learn More)

Membership Dues: $20 Per Year

Application Review
TAC advisors review chapter membership applications submitted by students online to determine eligibility. 
Teacher Advisor Agreement
After accepting a position, a teacher advisor agreement is signed with the local non-profit affiliate to pay a stipend based on the performance of services to pearls.
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Pearl Assessment
Each teacher is required to perform a 28 point pearl assessment of eligible applicants. Based on these assessments, applicants are invited to join the chapter.
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TAC Handbook
Each teacher is provided with a TAC handbook containing instructions, information, forms needed by each position.
Each teacher is paid a basic $3,800 stipend per year, which may be adjusted up based on time and experience of the teacher.
Time Requirement
The estimated time required for each position is 5 hours a week. 

Weekly Guest Advisors

Each week any student pearl is free to invite any teacher advisor to be his or her weekly learning experience advisor for the 1, 2 or 3 learning experiences selected by that pearl for that week. This guest advisor assists the pearl as needed with the execution and completion of these learning experiences. 

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About High School Pearls