The SF YouthWorks team wishes you and your family a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
2013 is filled with tons of activity, which we are enthusiastically looking forward to! I’d like to personally THANK our participating city departments, mentors, interns and the SF YouthWorks staff for all of their hard work and dedication to program goals. I am proud to represent a group that continues to make a positive difference in the lives of so many youth!
In 2013, SF YouthWorks is still committed to offering interns with a well rounded experience. In addition to work experience, we have added a new goal to better connect school to work. Therefore, we will continue to gather updates on intern academic progress and make referrals to tutoring services as needed. All interns also have the chance to meet with our College Counselor to discuss secondary education goals.
Below list the remaining program agenda for our school-year interns:
- Continued Skill Enrichments:
- Individualized Development Plans (IDP) will focus on goals setting.
- Department Research Projects: Interns will research and prepare presentations to share with peers regarding their respective city department work sites.
- Career Exploration Workshops: we will provide youth with tools to consider different aspects involved in making a career choice including interests, work environment, lifestyle priorities, personality type, and educational attainment.
- Career Exploration Events: Interns will attend an event in one of the following career fields; health, law, information technology, transportation, leadership/politics, finance and recreation & park.
- Service Learning: interns will learn about how to create change in their community and have the option to provide a helping hand to various communities.
- Mayor’s Youth Employment & Education Program (MYEEP): SF YouthWorks will collaborate with MYEEP and offer interns the opportunity to participate in the MYEEP in SF event. This event will allow interns to learn about careers in private sectors.
- Educational Pathway Activities: we will provided youth with access to a variety of resources to plan for their educational goals. Activities include college tours, presentations about preparing for 4-year college, and a Q&A panel of current college students.
- Youth Advocacy Day: YouthWorks collaborates with the Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) to provide more opportunities for youth to learn about city government and youth issues. Interns also have a chance to meet key decision-makers and learn about their careers paths.
- Financial Literacy: we will have speakers come in and give more information on managing money and the basics of credit.
- End of Session Evaluations / Site Visits: scheduled meetings with Mentor, Intern and Employment Coordinator to talk about intern accomplishments and future plans.
- Final Research Competition
- Transition Planning: we provide youth with opportunities to reflect upon their learning over the course of the year, to revisit goals, and to share employment resources.
- Job Seeking: Resume / Interview Workshop: we will provide youth with support and tools to build quality resumes and practice for the interview process.
- Public Speaking Workshop: we will provided best practice advice on speaking in public in an interactive format.
- SAVE THE DATE: Internship Graduation, May 8th (details to follow)
- May 12th, end of programming
Please contact us should you have any concerns or questions.
From your SF YouthWorks Associate Director, Camile Richard