Lighthouse offices are closed for in-person services through June 1. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
5:00 pm: YES Weekend - Leading with the 4 C's: The Super-Powers of Today for Modern Education and Work (Part 1 of 2)5:00 pm: YES Weekend - Leading with the 4 C's: The Super-Powers of Today for Modern Education and Work (Part 1 of 2)
Feb 28 – Mar 1 –
Youth Employment Series (YES)
Leading with the 4Cs: The Super-Powers of Today for Modern Education and Work
A new decade, new possibilities! In February, join the LightHouse Youth Employment Series for our first workshop of the year, empowering blind/low vision youth with the confidence and todayâ€™s skills to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. Transition-age youth will have the opportunity to experience an interactive weekend and discover contemporary power and access skills, 4Cs (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication). You will have the chance to develop and create your individualized leadership style and execute it with confidence. YES workshops are monthly weekend-long learning experiences emphasizing the vocational enrichment of low vision and blind youth, increasing and providing access to a multifaceted array of mentorship, employment readiness skills, and alternative accessible techniques.
DOR & TVI Workshop Learning Objectives:
Things to Bring:
If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in this fun weekend adventure, please:
If you have any questions or would like to pay for your participation in the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Each workshop costs $950 to attend for the entire weekend. Please note, space for this program is limited and workshop attendance must be confirmed one week prior.
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4:00 pm: Youth PLUG-In: Plug into yourself and the community around you.
Apr 1 –
Youth PLUG-In (Professional Learning Under Guidance) is a virtual connection program designed to keep you engaged and motivated during these uncertain and unusual times, as we remain at home and practice social distancing measures to keep ourselves and the community safe. Just because we are geographically separated does not mean the world has to halt. Starting Wednesday, April 1,Youth PLUG-In offers 3 ways for transition-age youth to stay involved and increase your social well-being, pre-employment and transition, and Expanded Core Curriculum skills:
1. Plug-in to an enjoyable and informative weekly social hour, beginning April 1, every Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 PM. Interesting discussions will be hosted around various topics ranging from sharing helpful assistive tech tools, to receiving creative tips on modifying your kitchen to be more accessible, to meeting guest speakers with experience attending (colleges/independent living centers). The possibilities are endless!
2. Plug-in to individualized supports and mentoring. Now is the time to chat with someone about that question or project that has been on your mind. Whether it be delving into college disability services, requesting recommendations, resume review, or mock interviews, we would be glad to listen. If you are interested in sharing your personal goals and receiving support, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong to learn more!
3. Plug-in to helpful resources. Stay active and engaged with weekly emails packed with helpful information about entertainment, health, scholarships, and more, We are all in this together!
Interested? Feel free to contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at 415-694-7328 or email email@example.com and/or your Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) counselor with questions or suggestions.
Give and take care!
3:00 pm: Reel Escape: Youth Audio Description Movie Club
Apr 2 –
With coronavirus effecting many aspects of our lives we are all doing our best to social distance our self’s while trying to support and stay connected with those around us. LightHouse’s Youth program will host the weekly Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club that will help students do just that with their blind and low vision friends from the safety of their own home.
Students that RSVP will join a zoom meeting at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event where we will watch that week’s movie selection. After the showing, we will discuss the film and allow time for students to connect with friends. All movies will be a G or PG rating and will have audio description.
Who: Youth that are Blind or have Low Vision
What: Audio Description Movie Club for youth to connect with friends
When: Thursday at 3:00 pm
When: Every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. April 2, April 9, April 16 and April 23
RSVP: by 5:00 pm of the Wednesday before the club meets. Once you have RSVP’d for the event, you will receive information for a Zoom meeting that you can access from your computer, smart device or call in using a phone
If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape: Audio Description Movie Club, please contact Jamey Gump at 415-694-7372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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