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Is your teen struggling to find a clear direction for the future?  Are you concerned that they don’t really understand how to choose a career and develop a plan?

With H4RL, your teen will discover their own unique path to happiness and success.  You will have piece of mind knowing that they have a well thought out plan with realistic goals for the future.  

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Why does your teen need H4RL's career resources? Because...

Slightly more than 46 percent of American teenagers expect to work in one of the 10 most commonly cited jobs.

Anthony Mann et. al. - "Dream Jobs? Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work"

“I see many teens who jump on the first career track that someone recommends just to avoid being directionless, only to find themselves miserable a few years later.”

Tamar E. Chansky - Psychologist and author of "Freeing Your Child From Anxiety"

Most teens are not equipped to make realistic plans for their future careers and struggle when it doesn’t work out the way they expected.

based on a study by John Reynolds, a sociology professor at Florida State University

“Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important tasks you'll have as a parent.”

One third of those who start college don't finish.

Horn & Moesta, Choosing College

42% of students fail to graduate four-year college programs within six years.

Horn & Moesta, Choosing College
Hi everyone,

We are David and Jill Chase. We're a homeschooling family just like you! We know that you have worked hard to give your teen the best opportunities and education possible. That’s why you homeschooled! We also understand that you’re very busy and can't imagine adding anything else to your already full plate.

Career planning is one of the most important components of a high school curriculum. When you stop and think about it, isn't that why we study all of the other prepare for a fulfilling career? Unfortunately, it can take a tremendous amount of research and time to do it well. There is so much more to it than simply matching interests & professions when you are counting on it leading to a satisfying career.
Let us help relieve some of the stress! We've done all of the research for you and developed unique custom assessment tools to make it easier and more effective. You could put it off until you have more time (um…is that ever really going to happen?) or just try to do it on your own (oh right, I’ve been meaning to get to that…), but that is what has led to 80% of students changing their majors and almost half taking 6 years to finish a 4 year degree. With the average cost of one college credit hour being nearly $600, it is very costly to wait until college to make a plan or to find out that what your teen has chosen isn't a good fit.
You need a comprehensive set of resources that simplifies the process. That’s why we developed a self-paced course that guides teens step-by-step through self-discovery, career exploration, important factors that contribute to career satisfaction, and planning for success. We take the guess work out of the career planning process and enable teens to confidently approach the future with a plan aligned to their unique personality and goals.
Plus, inside the community you and your teen can ask questions anytime in the forums and attend our live Q&A sessions twice a month. We're here for your family when you're looking for ideas or have questions about finding a career, choosing an educational option, or applying to and paying for college. Stop worrying about how to help your teen choose a great career; join H4RL and make it happen!
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Look forward to the future with confidence!

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” 

-Benjamin Franklin

As a parent, you know there is a lot to understand about choosing a career.  This one decision will determine much of your teen’s future happiness, success, and satisfaction.

With these career exploration resources, your teen will gain confidence about their future by developing a well thought out plan for a satisfying career that aligns to their unique personality and interests. They will explore a wide variety of career options, and have access to cutting edge tools that will aid in the decision process.


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Recognizing a problem

We’ve heard over and over again from friends and colleagues how much they dislike their professions or how many things they really wish they had known before choosing their careers (this stretched across a wide range of professions from blue collar to engineers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and even pastors!). We’ve also watched repeatedly as children of friends and family headed off to college, thinking they knew what they wanted to do in life, only to either dropout in uncertainty or change their majors multiple times, racking up extra debt and wasting time. We too had struggled to choose our careers and changed majors, and although we enjoy the careers we eventually decided upon (a teacher and an engineer), there definitely are aspects of our professions we wish we had known about before deciding to pursue them. While it's possible to make career changes later in life, most of us feel stuck due to other commitments – family, mortgage, debt. Often, it feels too late. We thought, there has to be a better way.

Why did we create these career resources?

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This isn't how it's supposed to be

Then one day we came across Eccl 2:24 which states that ``A person can do nothing better find satisfaction in his work. from the hand of God.`` We realized that God gave each of us unique skill sets that he wants us to use in this life, and that He wants us to enjoy our work. We started asking the question...why are so many people unhappy in their careers? We realized that it comes down to the fact that most of us choose our careers when we’re still in our teens and don’t have much life experience or a very broad knowledge of career fields. Watching brief interviews or day-in the-life videos online doesn't even come close to helping students gain an understanding of what it is really like to do those jobs day in and day out (we just laugh when we see the descriptions of what a day in the life of a teacher or an engineer is like). Teens need the chance to hear a more in-depth perspective from those in the field they are considering. We decided to make the insight of professionals with real life experience accessible to high school students.

What parents are saying about the career course:

"My child has enjoyed your career course…and has gained helpful knowledge for her future. Thank you."

Career Course Parent

"I would HIGHLY recommend this course for students embarking upon the transition to independence and entrance into society as responsible citizens."

Tiffany, Career Course Parent

"I would absolutely recommend this course! It helped my daughter to be able to narrow down a focus for what she would like to do in the future, and how to plan for it. I wish there had been something like this when I was young."

Career Course Parent

"I think the journal exercises are very helpful. My daughter will be able to look back at everything and make an informed choice."

"I wish I had this when I was younger."

Developing a solution

We began interviewing people about their professions and researching the career planning process. It became clear that there is a lot more to identifying potential careers than just finding something you are interested in or that you are good at. We spent a lot of time learning about factors that affect career satisfaction and exploring the books and resources available. While they had some information, they all seemed to be lacking essential elements and none of them really brought it all together to help teens know what to do with the information.

What makes H4RL career resources unique?

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Give your teen an Edge!

With Homeschool 4 Real Life, you can provide your teen with an outstanding set of resources to help them confidently choose a career that will be a great fit. Trying to piece it all together yourself can require many, many hours of on-line research while you try to figure out the best way to navigate the process. We’ve seen what’s out there, and we’ve filled in the gaps with unique assessment tools that aren’t available anywhere else. We’ll help your teen understand all the factors that affect career satisfaction so that, later in life, they won’t be looking back and wishing they had done things differently. If you stop and think about it, career planning is one of the most important things in which your teen can invest their time. It’s more valuable for their long term happiness than learning chemistry, physics, algebra 2, or reading classic literature (and this is coming from an engineer who loves Shakespeare!). After all, God has given us each unique skills and talents, and he wants us to use them in a rewarding career. So, what are you waiting for? Check out what other parents and teens are saying about our resources, and join us in the H4RL community today to invest in your teen’s future. Try it FREE, no risk, for 30 days!
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What students are saying about the career course:

"The career course was very thorough, and gave me (unlike some other classes I've taken) a CLEAR plan/outline. I think it was very helpful and unique, and very thorough and very complete, following through to the end."

Career Course Student

"I would recommend this course because now I understand so much more about what goes into choosing a career path, and I feel much more prepared to make that decision for myself."

Ellie, Career Course Student

"I’ve enjoyed it…It’s making me really think and not just daydream about everything."

"I would recommend this career course because it was full of helpful information and showed me several new perspectives on a career search."

Caleb, Career Course Student

"I’m so excited!"

Career Course Student

"I’ve been trying to search and didn’t know what to do my whole life and now I can use this!"

Career Course Student

What will these resources do for your teen?

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As soon as you join, your teen gets instant access

to all of our resources which will help them:


– Identify a greater purpose for their life


– Discover their passion


– Explore their strengths and interests


– Learn how to balance salary and lifestyle


– Determine what level of education they want and need


– Examine what work means to them and what they really want from a career


– Explore the future of careers and understand how artificial intelligence will impact them


– Learn about a wide range of career fields


– Choose a career and an educational path


– Choose a college (or alternative educational option)


– Navigate the college application and admission process


– Pay for college


– Develop a well thought out plan for their future


– Gain confidence about their future


– Understand what a career field is really like before starting it


– Understand what key traits employers are looking for


– Know what skills they need to develop that will make them more valuable to employers and reduce their chances of being laid off


– Understand how to conduct their own informational interviews and learn how to build a professional network


– Learn how to stand out in the college applications process


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Common questions and misconceptions parents have about career exploration:


It takes a lot of time and effort to discover who God designed you to be, your strengths and interests, which careers would be a good fit, and what the best path may be toward achieving your goals.  Waiting to start this process can delay progress toward a future career and income.  We set these resources up so that your teen can move through them at their own pace as it is convenient for them.  Many students wait until after high school to choose a major, but that is why nearly 80% of students change their major and almost half of students take 6 years to graduate with a 4 year degree.  Remember what Benjamin Franklin said:  “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.  Your teen will thank you in the future.  If you think about it, determining their future career really is more important than almost any subject that they are currently studying; finding a career that is a good fit will have a much greater impact on their long term happiness than learning chemistry, classic literature or history.


Watching on-line videos or reading a book is a good start to learning about jobs, but it is not enough to empower your teen to choose a career path that will lead to long-term satisfaction. Even though a profession sounds interesting, it may not align with your teen’s strengths or lifestyle goals, or they may find out they don’t enjoy the work environment. For example, many teens want to become a professional athlete because the pros make a lot of money and it sounds really fun. However, not everyone has a realistic shot at making it in professional sports. However, they may have other skill sets and interests that allow them to work within the professional sports world – just maybe not as an athlete. We’ve done a lot of research, organized it into a step-by-step road map, and provided assessments that connect your teens interests, lifestyle goals, strengths and work culture preferences to careers. Quick on-line videos about various careers do not provide a clear understanding of what those careers are really like. They also fail to help your teen understand that key factors that lead to career satisfaction are different for each individual and affect life choices and the required salary. That’s one of the major reasons we developed these resources. We wanted to make a complete set of career resources that are practical and really help teens understand all the aspects of choosing a career, including whether or not that career will still be viable in 10, 15, or 20 years.


It’s a well-known fact that college is costing more these days and taking longer to complete; one reason for this is because many students get to college and realize that the major they chose was not right for them, and then waste time and money trying to figure out a better fit.  80% of students change their majors at least once and nearly half of students take 6 years to finish a 4 year degree.  Now, during high school, is a great time to figure this out – before your teen is paying 100’s of dollars a credit hour to take classes that may not align to their final career.  In addition to discussing a multitude of career options, we help teens understand the key qualities employers are looking for, how to make themselves more valuable to employers, what to look for in a good company and a good boss, and how to become a great leader. Real life examples show students the practical application of these concepts.  We also help students learn how plan for the future so that they choose do not choose a career that will become obsolete as technology evolves.  Don’t just pick something that sounds interesting – there’s a lot more to consider when choosing a career!


If you stop and think about it, teens spend more time learning about classic literature, history, chemistry, physics and algebra 2 than they do thinking about the career they want spend their lives doing.  This is obviously a mistake considering the impact that career choice will have on their long term happiness (much more than stoichiometry, trigonometry or factoring a quadratic equation)!  Finding a career that is a good fit requires more than just identifying strengths and interests.  There are many other factors to consider which can impact happiness and success in life.  With thousands of job possibilities, it is important to determine what is important to you and learn more about your options.  Taking the time to plan well can help ensure sustained satisfaction in your career.  H4RL’s career resources walk teens through this process step by step.


This is one of those instances of not seeing the forest through the trees.  What is the point of all of the classes your teen is taking?  It’s to help them get a good education and to eventually lead to a great career where they can be happy and successful.  We focus so much on the classes that we forget to step back and realize that we really should identify the career first and then plan the classes to help them get there.  College absolutely is important for many, many careers, but for some it is not the correct path.  The point of all of your teen’s hard work (and yours!) is to help them to be happy and successful in life.  Identifying a career that fits them is really far more important than taking chemistry, physics, or algebra 2 (and that is coming from an engineer)!  Walking through the steps of self-discover and career exploration and finding a good match is essential for planning a great future.  It’s all waiting for your teen right now, set up so you can complete this course at your own pace!  We have organized the resources so that you can use them at your own pace as time allows, such as during lunch time or when you have so time in the evening.  Remember what Ben Franklin said:  “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”  That statement is absolutely true about planning for a career.  The more you put into the process, the more  you’ll get out of it!

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1. You’ll enter your information, but won’t be charged anything for 30 days.


2. You’ll receive an e-mail with your log-in information and a video introducing you to our members site.


3. You can add student accounts for free – as many as you need for your family!


4. You and your teens will have unlimited access to all our our career resources – videos, interviews, assessments, journal, database, and more.


5. Before your free trial ends, you’ll receive an e-mail notifying you that in a few days you’ll be charged $50 for your next month of membership.


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