Nov 8 – Nov 10
|Youth Employment Series (YES)
November 8 5:00 p.m. - November 10 3:00 p.m., 2019
Sensors, Switches, and Apps! Maker Weekend for All
In November, the LightHouse Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to host Maker Weekend, where blind/low vision students will explore STEM and be challenged to grow professionally in hands-on activities. Participants will have the opportunity to bring an idea to life from beginning to end where they learn the concepts, elements and logic behind app design as well as be able to take the innovative tech project they create home.
YES workshops are monthly weekend-long learning experiences emphasizing the vocational enrichment of visually impaired and blind youth, increasing and providing access to a multifaceted array of mentorship, employment readiness skills, and alternative accessible techniques.
The YES Workshop in November will provide students with the tools and guidance to "play" with sensors and apps as they conduct and drive a solutions-based project. Students will chart their own path through the process, as they build toward a pitch on the final day. This is an empowering weekend to not only hone your skills, but to also network and build lasting relationships with blind and visually impaired peers and STEM mentors. The weekend is spent learning from blind and visually impaired mentors and engaging in creative hands-on activities which further support youth to explore and achieve their individualized and professional aspirations.
Workshop Learning Objectives:
Prerequisites and Things to Bring:
If you are interested in participating in the November 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. Please note, space for this program is limited and workshop attendance must be confirmed one week prior.