Sandy Cole of the Center for Community Career Education at left and Tom Hewlett with FranklinCovey at right join the students participating in the summer enrichment program.

FranklinCovey Company Supports Y.E.S., Youth Enrichment Services

At a time when some corporations are better known for their corporate malfeasance and scandal than their products and performance, one company is stepping up to make a big difference in the lives of a group of economically disadvantaged Chattanooga youth.

The FranklinCovey Company, a leader in the corporate and individual effectiveness field, has partnered with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Southeast Tennessee Workforce Investment Board, The Front Porch Alliance and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce to offer a summer enrichment program for youth from several urban schools. This project is funded by the Southeast Tennessee Workforce Investment Board under resources made available through the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

The FranklinCovey Company, distributor of the best-selling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,has provided copies of the follow-up book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,for use in the camp. Tom Hewlett with FranklinCovey visited Chattanooga and lead the participants in discussions about the book on the topics of motivation, setting goals, time management, and effective listening.

The author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,Sean Covey said he wrote the book "because life for teens is no longer a playground. It's a jungle out there. And if I've done my job right, this book can be like a compass to help you navigate through it." Covey also covers self-image, ways for teens to build friendships, resist peer pressure, get along with their parents and more.