The Blog of Jake Kelfer
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When I first released my book Elevate Beyond in May of 2016, I wanted to not only make an educational impact, but an emotional and inspirational impact as well. Since it’s launch Elevate Beyond has been purchased all over the country with some readers even buying from overseas. It has been used for course curriculum at CSUN and Syracuse University. It has given me a chance to speak all over California. Best yet, it has given me a chance to pursue my definition of success. Elevate Beyond is much more than just a book. It is a lifestyle and I created this course as a way to ELEVATE the Santa Clarita Valley and its future leaders.
So what is ELEVATE BEYOND SCV? Well, let me tell you.
Elevate Beyond SCV is a 6 week after school program for high school students that will ELEVATE the participants lives in the areas of college preparation, career development and life motivation. My goal is to give participants the inside scoop and secrets they need in order to have the best college experience possible, the best chance at earning their dream job, and the best mindset to have a successful and happy life.
You can check out the program here.
Each week we will cover a different topic or message from my book ranging from becoming a champion networker to discovering a career/major that you are passionate about. At the end of the 6 weeks, participants will have a chance to go through “The Process” where I will take the participants through the hiring process beginning with applying for a job listing and ending with a mock interview. This will be the ultimate test for participants to practice all that they’ve learned throughout the course and at the end of “The Process” I will give feedback based on performance and effort in an aim to prepare them for what’s to come.
This course isn’t a test prep course. It isn’t a college admissions course. What this course is, however, is a course designed to help you ELEVATE your college experience both academically and socially, ELEVATE your knowledge of the hiring process and how to stand out among the millions of other job candidates and lastly, ELEVATE you to be the best version of you that you can be on your journey.
I’ll tell you one thing and that is I can guarantee anyone who participates in this program will be better equipped to tackle the challenges of college, the real world and the journey of life.
If you want to learn more about the program and course information, click here and you will see all of the amazing benefits and value I will provide for you and your family.
Each week I will be featuring a student of the week and at the end of the course I will be giving away a Stroud Strong award which will go to the student that best exemplifies what it means to be Stroud Strong. The Stroud Strong award is in honor of my good friend David Stroud who was diagnosed with cancer as a senior at Valencia High School. “You never know how STRONG you are until being STRONG is the only choice you have.” – David Stroud
My Santa Clarita Valley
One of my goals in life is to give and add incredible value to people’s lives. Creating this course is a way for me to give back to the community I grew up in. I’ve lived in Santa Clarita my whole life until recently when I moved very recently. I grew up playing at Wm. S. Hart Baseball and playing basketball and football with various SCV programs. I went to Rio Norte Junior High and then Valencia High School before heading off to the University of Southern California. SCV has a special place in my heart and I hope that this course will be a way for me to give back to the community that has given me so much.
If you want to succeed at the next level, this course is for you.
If you want to do well academically in college but also have fun, this course is for you.
If you want to get an internship or job you may not even be qualified for, this course is for you.
If you want to have an advantage over all your peers in the job market, this course if for you.
If you want to enjoy life, this course is for you.
If you want to pass your siblings in their achievements, this course is for you.
If you want to break out of your shell, this course is for you.
If you want your child to succeed, this course is for them.
If you want your child to have fun in college, this course is for them.
If you want your child to do well academically, this course is for them.
If you want your child to be better prepared for internships and jobs, this course is for them.
If you want to take a break from parenting your child, this course is for you.
If you want your child to be motivate on their journey in life, this course is for them.
Why did I create this course?
High school was some of the best years of my life… or so I thought. I believe that graduating high school and making the jump to college or the job market is one of the biggest changes in life.
If you go to college you are on your own for the very first time. You have to figure out how to balance classes with tests that are worth 40%+ of your grade, the pressure of creating a new social life, getting involved in clubs and organization, dorm life and so much more. Parents, I know what you are thinking, but… please try to refrain yourself from calling or texting every second to check in on your son or daughter. Your son or daughter will appreciate it very much! Trust me ;)
If you go straight to the working world, you have to find ways to ELEVATE yourself above all of the other job candidates, many of whom have more experience. How are you going to
What have I done since high school?
Since graduating USC:
These are just some of the things I have been able to accomplish since graduating high school and I want to share with you and your children how I was able to do all of these amazing things and how they can too. The best part, I am just getting started on my journey and now, with my help your child can too!
If you want to learn more about the program, click here and you will see all of the amazing benefits and value I will provide for you and your family.
I am on a mission to inspire people to achieve their own definition of success and reach the highest level of personal happiness.