Pathfinder A Road Map to Teen Empowerment

by Virgil R. Priestly and Jenny Soriano-Priestly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/0001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781403382092

About the Book

Pathfinder – A Road Map to Teen Empowerment, is a self-help book for teens and their mentors. It navigates the readers through critical life skills including tapping into the subconscious mind, goals, decision-making, perception management, knowledge management, time management, plan development and more.

It is a unique book for teens and their mentors that initiates a path to self-discovery and promotes stimulating thoughts and conversation to trigger a futuristic vision for goal accomplishments.

Pathfinder – A Road Map to Teen Empowerment helps teens use a variety of techniques that will stimulate a sense of healthy competitiveness. The book follows a holistic approach in that it ties everything together from strategy to task implementation.

"Pathfinder – A Road Map to Teen Empowerment is a self-help book for teens and their mentors unlike any other on the market today. It helps teens prepare for the transition period as they go from "kidhood" to "young adulthood". It helps them develop a personal drive that will propel them forward in a deliberate fashion.

This book is very unique. To begin with it is a positive book that does not point out the faults of teens, but rather addresses the strengths that if uncovered will lead to their ultimate success. It provides them with examples and encourages them to look inside themselves for answers. It is not an "in your face" book like some publications that exist in the market today. This book will make teens think about where they are, where they are going, and the decisions they must consider and personal planning they must do as they go forward in life.

About the Author

Virgil Robert Priestly and Jenny Soriano-Priestly have spent over twenty-five years analyzing teen development and young adulthood preparation. They served in a variety of positions that placed them directly involved with the community and in position to observe life skills of juveniles and young adults. Virgil and Jenny were able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of teens and provide mentoring to numerous teens and young adults entering the work force for their first time. They have "hands on" experience as a mentor to children of all ages. Jenny, as a social worker, has worked with children, teens and families coping with the life and tribulations of teen and family development. She specialized in various settings that include corrections, alcohol and drug abuse and family advocacy (domestic violence and child abuse). Among many successes she is credited with a program that gained national honors for best military singles program. She was the first "Commander Mom" establishing the first Armed Forces YMCA "Drop In" center in Hawaii for the Navy and Coast Guard personnel. This center targeted single young adults to help them cope with family separation and the many challenges of young adulthood. Throughout their many experiences they have been able to assess teens and young adults in extreme circumstances and were able to identify patterns of behavior and personal life skills’ shortcomings that can be corrected through proper mentoring. Virgil is a retired Field Grade Officer, recipient of many awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit award, and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, and Saint Thomas University, Miami, Florida. Jenny is a graduate of the prestigious School of Social Work at Barry University, Miami, Florida where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Clinical Social Work.