YOUTH EDUCATION SERVICES

September 4th, 2016 | admin

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Family Service Association’s Youth Education Program builds on a foundation of technology, innovation, and creation to transition youth from consumers of technology into tomorrow’s innovators. Recognizing the myriad of competing needs, our program incorporates elements of brain science and youth development best practice into its multi-dimensional Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) approach. With a focus on open and exploratory STEAM-based learning, our Youth Education Program fosters resiliency, increases coping/prevention skills, develops positive peer networks and combats bullying. Our youth impacts are achieved by facilitating youth engagement in civic and community service opportunities, development of self-awareness and actualization, and navigation college and career pathways. Our three-pronged approached incorporates:

  1. Digital Access and Creative Expression: In areas with less than 20% broadband connectivity, our Best Buy Teen Tech Center, in collaboration with the Computer Clubhouse Network, provides digital access and tools for youth to move beyond technological consumption into the role of designers and innovators.
  2. Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement: In a city where one in three students will not graduate from high school, we are reframing youths’ self-perception, awareness, and actualization through teen-led groups fostering positive peer networks and combating bullying, exploratory learning, and community transformation through service and civic engagement. Family Service engages over 1400 youth annually with a 95% graduation rate and a community service and peer influence reach of over 3000 youth per year.

    LOCATIONS      
    San Antonio Municipal CourtsMunicipal Courts
    KIPP San Antonio Public SchoolsKIPP
    Edgewood ISDKennedy HSMemorial HS
    Northeast ISDRoosevelt HS
    Northside ISDAnson Jones MSJohn Jay HS
    San Antonio ISDBrackenridge HSHighlands HSLanier HSPoe MSSam Houston HSWheatley MS
    South San ISDDwight MSSouth San HS
  3. Mentorship and Learning Community: Within the context of a 15% skills gap, we empower youth through navigation of college and career pathways along with professional and technical skill development, college and career site visits, and internship opportunities.
Are You Looking for an Internship?
Help build tomorrow’s workforce! Interested large and small businesses, or organizations, must complete the online Host Site Intern Inquiry form (HYPERLINK TO FORM) If you have questions, please call (210) 431-7561 or email us, youthcareer@family-service.org, M-F 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Are You Interested in Hosting Interns?
Help build tomorrow’s workforce! Interested large and small businesses, or organizations, must complete the online Host Site Intern Inquiry form (HYPERLINK TO FORM) If you have questions, please call (210) 431-7561 or email us, youthcareer@family-service.org, M-F 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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