We have resumed select face-to-face services for students by appointment and virtual classes continue to be offered. If you would like to discuss face-to-face services, please get in touch with your current LightHouse contact. All other inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com or give us a call at 415-431-1481.
LightHouse will be closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jun 27 – Jul 25 (All day)
Runs from 3:00 pm to Sunday June 27 to 11:00 am on Sunday July 25.
LightHouse’s Youth Employment Services (YES) Program is excited to offer a redesigned 2021 Summer Academy for youth who are blind or low vision between the ages of 16 and 24. This year, the YES Academy will be hosted at Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC). Hosting it at EHC will allow for outdoor instruction and spatial distancing in order to maximize COVID-19 safety procedures.
Youth will have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable pre-employment learning experiences as they participate in independent living training, employment readiness seminars, work-based experiences, mentoring conversations, and memorable social activities all while connecting with life-long friends and mentors as well as supportive LightHouse staff.
The four-week long intensive has the following components:
Week 1 – Your Skills, Your Goals Bootcamp
By the end of YES Academy, students will expand their web of support and explore their career interests and come away equipped with tools such as a working resume, interview strategies and strengthened profile.
Learning outcomes will be based on the nationally recognized Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (pre-employment transition skills) include: (WIOA) and include:
3. Hone their workplace readiness soft skills such as practicing effective collaboration, drafting, and delivering presentations, and engaging in independent living as they work as a team to support one another as the summer work-based experiences progress.
4. Increase their understanding of resources, services, and knowledge in the areas of self-advocacy, requesting accommodations, college education necessary for certain career paths, financial literacy including benefits planning, as well as legal rights and responsibilities of blind and low vision individuals.
5. Elevate their attitude and confidence through meeting with successful blind and low vision peer mentors and professionals pursuing various careers as well as cultivate community with peers who have similar interests or transition aspirations.
6. Practice setting, progressing and achieving professional and personal goals. They will learn the importance of informed decision making to solidify and achieve their individualized projected post-school employment outcomes.
Due to the popular nature of the YES Summer Academy coupled with physical distancing safety measures, be sure to complete all application and health/safety materials prior to the deadline to be considered. Applicants for the YES Summer Academy must have an open case with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) or other entity for funding to cover associated costs. Please note the fee is $7,000 for the entire 4-week program
If you are ready to attend or have any questions, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-484-8377.
To join the YES Summer Academy as a participant, follow the steps below:
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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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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.