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Raising Up Teens and Laine Avenue have a brand ambassadorship. We received our first bag for free. That does not change our opinion on their product and all these opinions are ours. We love this company and their brand we have since purchased more.
My daughter will be graduating from high school in 2020. For the past 16 years, my husband and I have been trying to prepare her and the rest of our teens for life outside of school. We are positive our kids have the brainpower to make it through college. It's the real life skills that have had us worried.
They are starting to get the hang of vacuuming, mopping, cleaning dishes, and taking out the trash. Only after many years of teaching them how to do chores. We are working on cooking a meal from start to finish, banking, driving, and shopping. These are all things the majority of schools do not teach anymore.
As a parent, I know I want my teens to go out into the real world with the know-how to do basic life skills. Can they balance their checking account or can they even write a check? Which this seems to be a very foreign concept to my teens.
When I sit down to teach them some of these things they are interested in other things. They feel that I am lecturing them. Plus, what teen wants to be around adults. They tend to value other teens opinion.
Let me give you a little back history to how Laine Avenue came to be. Emily and her mother Lisa wanted to give teens the resources to help prepare them for "real-life". The idea came to them one day after talking to other students about the design of their backpack. They came up with Laine Avenue Life Academy.
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The life academy teaches high schoolers about the real-life topics I mentioned before. Laine Avenue adds a new lesson each week that includes a two-minute video and worksheets.
The Life Academy is great! It takes away the issue of teens feeling like they are being nagged or bored by their parents. Parents can rest at ease knowing that their teen has the knowledge to real- life skills.
Not only does Laine Avenue offer the Life Academy, but also a chance for teens to make money. With a parent or guardian's permission teens can join other teens and be a Backer. This is a great way to help boost their confidence, save and manage money, connect with other teens.
What makes being a Backer amazing is that there is not a quota to sell any of the backpacks or material. So the student is not taking on more work. They can promote their business as much or as little as they have time for. The Backer receives 25% of their total sales. $100 in sales is equal to $25. With many different products, the opportunities are endless.
Emily wanted to create a backpack that fits the needs of all students. The backpacks are customizable. With a huge selection of straps, flaps, and colors you could have a different bag each day for at least a month. These backpacks do not need to be replaced each year. They are well made and sturdy.
I could go on and on about how Laine Avenue sets high schoolers up for success, but I will let you decide for yourself.
Check out Laine Avenue here for more information about becoming a Backer, Life Academy, or to purchase a backpack. We believe in Emily, Lisa, and what Laine Avenue has to offer teens; my daughter signed up to become a Backer.
Please use this Backer Id (BID) H15061L at checkout, so they know Raising Up Teens sent you.
Raising Up Teens loves the concept and message that Laine Avenue gives to all high schoolers. If you believe in yourself with dedication and work you can achieve your goals. We know that with Emily and her mom Lisa looking out for other teens