Feb 28 – Mar 1 –
Youth Employment Series (YES)
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
February 28 5:00 PM-March 1 3:00 PM, 2020
Leading with the 4Cs: The Super-Powers of Today for Modern Education and Work
(Part 1 of 2)
A new decade, new possibilities! In February, join the LightHouse Youth Employment Series for our first workshop of the year, empowering blind/low vision youth with the confidence and todayâ€™s skills to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. Transition-age youth will have the opportunity to experience an interactive weekend and discover contemporary power and access skills, 4Cs (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication). You will have the chance to develop and create your individualized leadership style and execute it with confidence. 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 February is the first of a 2-part series where you can prepare yourself for success in school, work, and life via interactive activities to learn the power skills of the 21st-century; NOTE that part 2 of this series is schedule for March 27-29 and it is highly encouraged for you to attend both parts to maximize your experience. 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.
DOR & TVI Workshop Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will increase their understanding of leadership, learn from successful confident blind/low vision role models, and experiment with their new found knowledge as they explore and create their personalized leadership style for school and work.
2. Transition age youth will acquire information on the 4Cs (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication), valuable skills identified by Google, Forbes, and LinkedIn, as they explore these concepts through hands-on activities.
3. Students will build their confidence in orientation and mobility, living skills, and application of the 4 power and access skills as they collaborate with their peers to plan, prepare for, execute, and reflect on a group project.
4. The over-night nature of the YES workshop provide 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.
Things to Bring:
1. A notetaking device or implement (braille note, pen, slate and stylus, phone with keyboard, laptop, etc.). You will be asked to complete activities electronically.
2. A set of business-casual attire and comfortable shoes is encouraged to maximize participation in the many interactive sessions.
3. 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 or anyone you know is interested in participating in this fun weekend adventure, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. Each workshop costs $950 to attend for the entire weekend. Please note, space for this program is limited and workshop attendance must be confirmed one week prior.