Hemophilia of North Carolina

Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
affected by bleeding disorders.

260 Town Hall Dr., Suite A, Morrisville, NC 27560
1-800-990-5557 (toll free)
Runing the Rapids

HNC & HSC Teen-Parent CEO Retreat

Charlotte, NC

August 16-18, 2013

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
3315 Scott Futrell Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208

Friday 4:30pm through
Sunday 12:00pm

Whitewater rafting
activity is optional

*Registration deadline is August 1.

Links and Downloads

*Event information and registration form (pdf 871kb).

*US National Whitewater Center and its waiver form.

*What to bring with you (pdf 322kb).

A special program for teens ages 13-18 and their parents/guardians

If you haven't been asked yet where you want to go to college or what you want to do with your career, you will soon. We at Hemophilia of North Carolina and Hemophilia of South Carolina want to help you find an answer to those questions. That's why we are offering Career, Education, & Opportunities (CEO) – a program developed for the teen hemophilia and clotting disorder community by the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center working in partnership with Baxter. The program includes a teen track and a separate parent track.

The professionally-facilitated CEO program is designed to help teens ages 13-18 years develop skills in career planning and financial independence. This weekend will offer three CEO modules. Modules will focus on goal setting, career planning, and understanding finances. Participants will experience a team-based college research challenge, and the interactive, real-world simulation called the "Reality Store®". The newest component will help teens to focus on setting self-goals, both short- and long-term, among other skills.

The parent track will provide tools to assist parents in talking with their child after the event to reinforce concepts learned, including career planning and coaching.

Sunday morning after breakfast HNC, HSC, and Palmetto Health will make a special presentation for teens and parents. At noon on Sunday everyone will get an all day pass to the nearby U.S. National Whitewater Center where a boxed lunch will be served.

Teens are encouraged to bring a friend along in the same age range, space permitting. This program is open to teens with bleeding disorders or teens of parents with a bleeding disorder. Siblings, ages 13-18, are also welcome to attend the program. One parent/guardian is required to attend the program.

Included: One hotel room per family (can accommodate up to 4 people) on Friday and Saturday nights, plus all meals (Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sunday breakfast and boxed lunch). Activities include an all-day pass to the U.S. National Whitewater Center on Sunday. Space is limited; reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

CEO Modules

  • Intro to You – To identify personal preferences and discover their potential impact on career options, participants take an MBTI self-assessment test. Participants are matched up with their MBTI type which indicates their personal preferences and the group discusses the impact of personality on their professional choices.
  • Reality Check – To simulate the financial responsibilities of adulthood in the real world, participants select a career for a day that resembles a career of future interest. Once the career is established and salary is defined, they participate in the second activity, the Reality StoreĀ®. With a given salary and a checkbook, the participants visit booths, allowing them to understand their expenses and make key decisions such as:
    • Buying a house
    • Purchasing insurance
    • Affording "extras", such as clothing, entertainment, transportation, etc.
  • Your Destination – To explore and prepare for college options, participants work in groups, and with coaches, to research a topic of their choosing pertaining to pursuing their education or financing options. Common topics include: the 4 year university path, scholarship options, and interview tips. Each team presents their findings to the rest of the group, answer questions from the audience and receive feedback.

To sign up, please complete the registration form (pdf 871kb) and return to HNC no later than Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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