5:00 pm: 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.
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If you are interested in participating in the September YES Weekend Workshop, 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 to 15 students and workshop attendance must be confirmed by September 10.
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