Calendar

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Events in September 2019

  • All LightHouse Offices Closed for Labor Day

    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.

    All LightHouse Offices Closed for Labor Day

    (All day)
    Sep 2

    All LightHouse offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

  • Youth Employment Series (YES) - Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships

    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.

    Youth Employment Series (YES) - Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships


    Sep 13 Sep 15

    Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships

    In September, join the first LightHouse Youth Employment Series (YES) workshop of the 2019-2020 academic calendar as students return to school. This workshop will focus on the importance of achieving success and independence as youth learn to juggle academics, social relationships, living skills, conflicts with future roommates and personal career goals. They collaborate with one another in interactive activities throughout the weekend to prepare for life beyond high school. Students will acquire essential skills in cooking with confidence, conflict resolution, as well as gain an increased understanding of financial aid and college applications.

    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.

    The YES Workshop in September will provide students with the tools to improve their interpersonal skills (soft skills), learn the ins-and-outs of meal planning and preparation, participate in a mock student residential life review board, engage in discussions around professional and dating relationships, as well as obtain further understanding of college applications and financial aid. The weekend is spent learning from blind and low vision mentors and engaging in creative hands-on activities which further support youth to explore and achieve their individualized and professional aspirations.

    Workshop Learning Objectives:
    1. Participants will expand their understanding of rights and responsibilities as blind and low vision youth as they explore post-secondary options after high school and prepare for their futures.
    2. Transition age youth will acquire strategies on conflict resolution and effective communication as they implement these concepts using interactive scenarios in different aspects of their lives from school and college, to living with roommates, to work.
    3. Students will participate in interactive activities as they plan, prepare for, and execute goals for confidence building in a variety of settings from academics, cooking, relationships, to employment.
    4. The overnight nature of the YES workshop provides opportunities for students to refine their workplace readiness soft skills including effective social and professional communication and independent living, all while building community with their blind and low vision peers and mentors.

    Things to Bring:
    1. A note-taking device or implement (braille notetaker, pen, slate and stylus, phone with keyboard, laptop, etc.). You will be asked to complete activities electronically.
    2. Necessities you may need such as any orientation and mobility tools to travel safely, money for transportation to and from the workshop, or personal medication.

    If you are interested in participating in the September YES Weekend Workshop, please:
    1. Contact your Department of Rehabilitation counselor to discuss workshop attendance and authorization.
    2. Confirm attendance with Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7328.

    If you have any questions or would like to pay for your participation in the workshop, please contact youth@lighthouse-sf.org. Each workshop costs $950 to attend for the entire weekend. Please note, space for this program is limited to 15 students and workshop attendance must be confirmed by September 10.

  • Youth Employment Series (YES) - Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships

    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.

    Youth Employment Series (YES) - Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships


    Sep 13 Sep 15

    Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships

    In September, join the first LightHouse Youth Employment Series (YES) workshop of the 2019-2020 academic calendar as students return to school. This workshop will focus on the importance of achieving success and independence as youth learn to juggle academics, social relationships, living skills, conflicts with future roommates and personal career goals. They collaborate with one another in interactive activities throughout the weekend to prepare for life beyond high school. Students will acquire essential skills in cooking with confidence, conflict resolution, as well as gain an increased understanding of financial aid and college applications.

    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.

    The YES Workshop in September will provide students with the tools to improve their interpersonal skills (soft skills), learn the ins-and-outs of meal planning and preparation, participate in a mock student residential life review board, engage in discussions around professional and dating relationships, as well as obtain further understanding of college applications and financial aid. The weekend is spent learning from blind and low vision mentors and engaging in creative hands-on activities which further support youth to explore and achieve their individualized and professional aspirations.

    Workshop Learning Objectives:
    1. Participants will expand their understanding of rights and responsibilities as blind and low vision youth as they explore post-secondary options after high school and prepare for their futures.
    2. Transition age youth will acquire strategies on conflict resolution and effective communication as they implement these concepts using interactive scenarios in different aspects of their lives from school and college, to living with roommates, to work.
    3. Students will participate in interactive activities as they plan, prepare for, and execute goals for confidence building in a variety of settings from academics, cooking, relationships, to employment.
    4. The overnight nature of the YES workshop provides opportunities for students to refine their workplace readiness soft skills including effective social and professional communication and independent living, all while building community with their blind and low vision peers and mentors.

    Things to Bring:
    1. A note-taking device or implement (braille notetaker, pen, slate and stylus, phone with keyboard, laptop, etc.). You will be asked to complete activities electronically.
    2. Necessities you may need such as any orientation and mobility tools to travel safely, money for transportation to and from the workshop, or personal medication.

    If you are interested in participating in the September YES Weekend Workshop, please:
    1. Contact your Department of Rehabilitation counselor to discuss workshop attendance and authorization.
    2. Confirm attendance with Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7328.

    If you have any questions or would like to pay for your participation in the workshop, please contact youth@lighthouse-sf.org. Each workshop costs $950 to attend for the entire weekend. Please note, space for this program is limited to 15 students and workshop attendance must be confirmed by September 10.

  • Youth Employment Series (YES) - Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships

    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.

    Youth Employment Series (YES) - Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships


    Sep 13 Sep 15

    Books and Beyond: Balancing Academics with Cooking and Social Relationships

    In September, join the first LightHouse Youth Employment Series (YES) workshop of the 2019-2020 academic calendar as students return to school. This workshop will focus on the importance of achieving success and independence as youth learn to juggle academics, social relationships, living skills, conflicts with future roommates and personal career goals. They collaborate with one another in interactive activities throughout the weekend to prepare for life beyond high school. Students will acquire essential skills in cooking with confidence, conflict resolution, as well as gain an increased understanding of financial aid and college applications.

    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.

    The YES Workshop in September will provide students with the tools to improve their interpersonal skills (soft skills), learn the ins-and-outs of meal planning and preparation, participate in a mock student residential life review board, engage in discussions around professional and dating relationships, as well as obtain further understanding of college applications and financial aid. The weekend is spent learning from blind and low vision mentors and engaging in creative hands-on activities which further support youth to explore and achieve their individualized and professional aspirations.

    Workshop Learning Objectives:
    1. Participants will expand their understanding of rights and responsibilities as blind and low vision youth as they explore post-secondary options after high school and prepare for their futures.
    2. Transition age youth will acquire strategies on conflict resolution and effective communication as they implement these concepts using interactive scenarios in different aspects of their lives from school and college, to living with roommates, to work.
    3. Students will participate in interactive activities as they plan, prepare for, and execute goals for confidence building in a variety of settings from academics, cooking, relationships, to employment.
    4. The overnight nature of the YES workshop provides opportunities for students to refine their workplace readiness soft skills including effective social and professional communication and independent living, all while building community with their blind and low vision peers and mentors.

    Things to Bring:
    1. A note-taking device or implement (braille notetaker, pen, slate and stylus, phone with keyboard, laptop, etc.). You will be asked to complete activities electronically.
    2. Necessities you may need such as any orientation and mobility tools to travel safely, money for transportation to and from the workshop, or personal medication.

    If you are interested in participating in the September YES Weekend Workshop, please:
    1. Contact your Department of Rehabilitation counselor to discuss workshop attendance and authorization.
    2. Confirm attendance with Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7328.

    If you have any questions or would like to pay for your participation in the workshop, please contact youth@lighthouse-sf.org. Each workshop costs $950 to attend for the entire weekend. Please note, space for this program is limited to 15 students and workshop attendance must be confirmed by September 10.

  • Youth Extreme Recreation Adventure: Call of the Sea Cruise

    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.

    Youth Extreme Recreation Adventure: Call of the Sea Cruise


    Sep 28

    Youth Extreme Recreation Adventure: Call of the Sea Cruise
    Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

    During the 2019 and 2020 school years, the LightHouse Youth Program will be hosting monthly extreme recreation activities and adventures for youth that are blind or have low vision. Those that sign up for these monthly outings will have opportunities to make new friends, meet mentors and develop life skills that will help them be successful in other aspects of life - all while enjoying the wonderful recreation options that the Bay Area and surrounding areas have to offer.

    The September outing will have youth that are blind or low vision and their immediate families join students from the LightHouse Adult programs and the experienced crew from Call of the Sea for a day-long sailing adventure and potluck. Students of all ages will be participating in activities that will allow them to learn about our local waters and wildlife as well as the maritime culture and tradition. Between raising the sails and scraping the bottom of the bay students and crew will have plenty of time to make friends and enjoy the day of sailing.

    Who: Low vision and blind youth of all ages and their immediate family members
    What: Daylong sail and potluck
    When: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, September 28 (ship departs sharply at 10 a.m.)
    Where: Call of the Sea recommends that you google US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center as a landmark for GPS directions. Once you have arrived, please wait outside the gate for a crew member to greet and escort you down the pier. For more information about the meeting location please visit their website.
    What to bring: water bottle, layers of clothing for changing weather on the Bay, food item to contribute to potluck on the ship with LightHouse guests and Call of the Sea crew.

    If you wish to RSVP or have any questions about this outing, please contact Jamey Gump by Wednesday, September 25 by phone at (415)694-7372 or by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Read more: Youth Extreme Recreation Adventure: Call of the Sea Cruise

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!