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Events in August 2020

  • YES Summer Academy (online)

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    YES Summer Academy (online)


    Aug 3

    LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Connect, Learn, and Grow

    YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

    Youth Employment Series (YES)
    July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

    Registrations open until June 12, 2020

    The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

    Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

    The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

     

    The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

    • Career/strength assessment plans
    • Working resume
    • Interview strategies

    Specific days will have a particular focus:

    • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
    • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
    • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

    Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

    The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

    To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

    1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
    2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

     

    For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

    1. Job exploration counseling
    2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
    3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
    4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
    5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

     

    If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

     

    We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

  • YES Summer Academy (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    YES Summer Academy (online)


    Aug 5

    LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Connect, Learn, and Grow

    YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

    Youth Employment Series (YES)
    July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

    Registrations open until June 12, 2020

    The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

    Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

    The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

     

    The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

    • Career/strength assessment plans
    • Working resume
    • Interview strategies

    Specific days will have a particular focus:

    • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
    • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
    • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

    Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

    The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

    To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

    1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
    2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

     

    For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

    1. Job exploration counseling
    2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
    3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
    4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
    5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

     

    If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

     

    We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

  • YES Summer Academy (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    YES Summer Academy (online)


    Aug 7

    LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Connect, Learn, and Grow

    YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

    Youth Employment Series (YES)
    July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

    Registrations open until June 12, 2020

    The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

    Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

    The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

     

    The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

    • Career/strength assessment plans
    • Working resume
    • Interview strategies

    Specific days will have a particular focus:

    • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
    • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
    • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

    Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

    The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

    To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

    1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
    2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

     

    For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

    1. Job exploration counseling
    2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
    3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
    4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
    5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

     

    If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

     

    We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

  • Monthly Mentor Mondays: Your Virtual Technology Toolbox

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    Monthly Mentor Mondays: Your Virtual Technology Toolbox


    Aug 10

    Second Monday of the month: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    This fall, LightHouse’s Youth Program is excited to offer a new series for our youth that are blind or have low vision. In this new monthly series, Lighthouse staff will lead the panel of young blind leaders through a conversation about topics important to the success of youth. Each month will have new mentors sharing their thoughts, stories and advice about that month’s topic. Students that attend will also have ample time to ask questions to that month’s mentors. Topics of our monthly panel will include subjects such as advocacy, career exploration, social interaction, self-determination, accessible technology and recreation and leisure, with a focus on the additional challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has given all of us.

    Upcoming Topics

    October 12 - Your Virtual Technology Toolbox

    For our October Monthly Mentor Monday, youth will learn about all sorts of high and low-tech gear that that other blind and low vision youth use to be successful.  Whether it’s a simple slate and stylus or a quick note, the latest braille display, or software that can help you access for class materials or things in other aspects of life.

    November 9: Making connections as a blind or low vision student
    December 14: TBD

    If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to Monthly Mentor Mondays, please contact, Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372. RSVP by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each event.

  • Youth PLUG-In - Zooming Beyond Your Summer: Strategies to Stay Entertained and Motivated

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    Youth PLUG-In - Zooming Beyond Your Summer: Strategies to Stay Entertained and Motivated


    Aug 28

    Youth PLUG-In is Back! Zooming Beyond Your Summer: Strategies to Stay Entertained and Motivated Friday, August 28, 2020, from 4:00-6:00 PM

    What: The summer is drawing to a close so what next? Building on the theme of back to school and maintaining motivation, we will reflect on our summer, explore how to stay connected and entertained at home, as well as have an honest discussion around the challenges of staying focused as we prepare for the upcoming semester. Plug-in to an enjoyable and informative social where we will use interactive activities to explore the above topics. You will not want to miss the opportunity to obtain and identify the necessary tools you will need for your academic and social wellbeing!

    When: Friday, August 28 from 4:00-6:00 PM PST

    Where: RSVP with your DOR counselor to obtain an authorization.

    For more information, contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at 415-484-8377 or akwong@lighthouse-sf.org by Thursday noon, one day before the session. You will receive the Zoom invitation information on the morning of the Social.

    Youth PLUG-In (Professional Learning Under Guidance) is a virtual connection program designed to keep you engaged and motivated as we continue to remain at home and practice safe public health guidance. Just because we are geographically separated does not mean the world has to halt. Youth PLUG-In continues to offer events for transition-age youth from all over to stay involved and increase your (social well-being, pre-employment and transition, and Expanded Core Curriculum skills).

    Learn more.

The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325. For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.

The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities!