FUTURE- READY TEENS
THE LIFE BUILDER LAB PLATFORM FOR SCHOOLS
Teens need a space where they can create their futures.
Discovering careers that ignite their passions.
And building skills that secure their place in the world.
THE LIFE BUILDER LAB PLATFORM
The Life Builder Lab platform features classroom tools for career-connected learning and development, life-building, and post-secondary readiness that fit perfectly into career readiness classes, Advisory/SEL, guidance settings, life skills classes, or anywhere where students are planning for their future.
POSTSECONDARY PLANNING, CAREER-CONNECTED LEARNING, LIFE BUILDING
The Life Builder Lab platform is the first classroom platform to comprehensively help teens prepare for career development and post-secondary life — not exclusively focused on college prep. Students explore diverse pathway options through an expansive lens.
THE MUG METHOD FOR
NEXT GEN SKILLS
The MUG Method for Next Gen Skills is at the center of everything. The method is about building a teen's clarity, confidence, and capacity through self-discovery, exploration, and next gen skills building. Learn more below.
REAL STORIES, REAL SKILLS
TRANSFORMATIVE CAREER LEARNING
Our story-based content shares real and diverse stories of success, so teens can write their own. We believe that through our MUG method, teens will arrive at adulthood equipped with the tools they need to take on what’s next. Made up of nine essential steps, and tied together with our career stories and portfolio, the method lets teens unlock and develop their potential.
A CURRICULUM + SUPPORT FOR
YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY
Through self-discovery, exploration, and taking action, this method gives teens what they need to build a meaningful life. Our curriculum helps teachers become catalysts — guiding teens on their journey.
The Life Builder Lab
CAREER-CONNECTED LEARNING FOR TEENS
The Life Builder Lab is the digital platform space for teen self discovery, next-gen skills, and career readiness, with an ever-expanding library of classroom activities, interactive content, career stories, videos, and our diverse career exploration gallery. Steeped in the MUG Method for Next Gen Skills, The Life Builder Lab is the ultimate platform for teens to build their futures — and best of all, it's customizable for your school.
The Life Builder Lab platform features classroom tools for career development, life-building, and post-secondary readiness that fit perfectly into career readiness classes, Advisory/SEL, guidance settings, life skills classes or anywhere where students are planning for their future.
HOW TO GET THE LIFE BUILDER LAB
We offer The Life Builder Lab digital platform to schools with an annual license. If your school is interested in using our digital platform or you
would like to see a demo, reach out!
The Life Builder Journal
The Life Builder Journal is a hardcover journal with 10 chapters of activities, exercises, stories and linked videos in this journal, teens will tap into their ambition and motivation to uncover their passion and purpose. They will develop a support network, strengthen their resilience, curiosity, and creativity — and then build a vision and plan for their future. All this while digging into who they really are, building an impressive portfolio, and ultimately charting a clear path forward. Students can interact with the same content digitally in The Life Bulder Lab digital platform.
The Catalyst Curriculm
The teacher's toolbox for The Life Builder Lab. Our digital Catalyst Curriculum includes everything educators need to bring The Life Builder Lab and the MUG Method for Next Gen Skills alive in the classroom — lessons, videos, activities, community, and so much more! Engage your students in thoughtful discussions, authentic activities, and get all the support you need to facilitate this content in the classroom, organization, or counseling setting. It's career-connect learning made easy.
INTRO TO THE LIFE BUILDER LAB
THE MUG METHOD FOR
NEXT GEN SKILLS
UNLOCK POSSIBILITES. LEVEL UP ON LIFE SKILLS. BEGIN TO DESIGN YOUR LIFE.
The MUG Method for Next Gen Skills is at the heart of everything. The Life Builder Journal, The Life Builder Lab, the 9-step MUG Method for Next Gen Skills, and our MUG Workplace Experience field-trips build skills like resilience, creativity, growth mindset, and more — all of which help students succeed in their future.
The MUG Method for Next Gen Skills is how we unlock and develop a teen's potential. It is the framework for The Life Builder Journal and Life Builder Lab, guiding teens seamlessly through a self-discovery, exploration, and skills-building journey.
THE LIFE BUILDER LAB PLATFORM
Stories and videos from awesome professionals, sharing their real-life wisdom.
Teens build their own Talent Print - discover their strengths, skills, interests and passions.
B.O.S.S. -- Board of Support + Strength
Build your Board of Support + Strength and uncover who's in your support network.
CAREER EXPLORATION + SKILLS BUILDING
Teens explore a variety of careers and pathways — and then build the skills they need now to be successful in whatever they choose to do.
Guided learning activities for self-discovery, career exploration, and next gen skills building.
Teens build their own professional portfolio now. Tell their story, curate their experiences.
Teens get to know themselves super well with our deep dive self-discovery activities.
SUPPORT + A POWERFUL NETWORK
Figuring out your life can be scary. We've got you. Through mentorships, apprenticeships, and workplace experiences, teens begin their journey.
WHO SHOULD USE
THE LIFE BUILDER LAB
can use The Life Builder Journal independently, along with our career exploration videos. They can also use The Life Builder Lab in a classroom setting.
can use The Life Builder Lab, The Life Builder Journal, and The Catalyst Curriculum in the classroom, along with our career exploration videos.
can use The Life Builder Journal with their teens at home, along with our career exploration videos!
can use The Life Builder Lab, The Life Builder Journal, and The Catalyst Curriculum in groups and sessions, along with our career exploration videos.
can use The Life Builder Lab, The Life Builder Journal, and The Catalyst Curriculum in sessions, along with our career exploration videos.
"At Thomson Reuters, we are looking for the next generation to have a skills toolbox that will enable them to problem solve and navigate uncertainty, embrace and leverage new technologies, and have a resilient growth mindset to design a more creative and sustainable future.
My Unique Genius is focused on equipping teens with these tools, so that they better understand themselves and have the confidence to shape their place in this dynamic, chaotic world. Their mission meshes with our aspiration for tomorrow. The Life Builder Lab is what we all needed when we were young.”
Daniella De Grande, VP of Technology Services
+ Digital Enablement at Thomson Reuters
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