Summer Workshop - June 2023

Our workshops are fun, challenging, and designed to help students develop leadership and technical skills that enable them to compete in an increasingly technological environment. Each of our classroom modules has specific items for discussion, including Visionary Leadership, The Power of Vision, Types of Leadership, Team Building, and Goal Setting. Each student receives an iBook curriculum, iPad, and training that can be used to research, write, and pursue educational and career goals. Upon successful completion of the workshop program, students may be able to keep their iPad to reinforce the concepts that they learned during the program and support their goals.

During workshop sessions, students participate in activities and dialog with facilitators and other students. They also collaborate in small groups to develop and cultivate leadership practices, leading to the creation and completion of a technology based project. The end result of the project reflects their teamwork and critical thinking abilities. All students also participate in a learning experience held at our local Apple Store!

5-Week Workshop Overview - June 2023

Q: Who teaches YWAF workshops?
A: Program Assistants and former students of the program provide all training.

Q: What does the curriculum cover?
A: Students are taught our 8 Core Values through lectures, videos, role-play, and the study of current events.

Q: What else happens over the course of the 5 week program?
A: Students will attend sessions with Apple consultants where they will get hands-on experience with iPad tablets and an overview of learning how to code.
Students also work to develop a comic-style infographic to help their peers understand the danger of using drugs.
Classes are introduced to "visioneering" and learn to map out a plan for their future.
Students who select to be a part of the internship program will receive $100 a week for 5 weeks (*depending on program funding) based on work performance and tasks accomplished. Tasks include: participating in the developing of newsletters, a magazine, articles, video presentations, mobile app design, talk radio, and internet marketing.

Students who are 16 years and older will be given an opportunity to interview with Starbucks for training and part-time job opportunities. Students who are not 16 can be placed on a future waiting list based on program completion and performance.

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