Youth Education & Career Services

2017 SUMMER YOUTH INTERNSHIP

Family Service’s Youth College and Career Opportunities program incorporates college and career readiness training for approximately 300 youth between the ages of 14-17 residing in San Antonio City Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Intern application will be released on March 1st, 2017.

The program consists of:

  • Two days of professional & college readiness training
  • A job fair for potential internships sites where interns can interview
  • Six to eight weeks of part-time, paid work at assigned internship site (120 hours of
    work)
  • A tour to a local university or business

How to apply:

  • If you are a youth ages 14-17:
    • Complete an application by May 19, 2017
    • Submit completed applications in person or by email to:

      The Neighborhood Place
      3014 Rivas St.
      San Antonio, Texas 78228
      youthcareer@family-service.org

If you are business or organization:
Complete the online Host Site Intern Inquiry form-- click here

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Questions? Call or email us!
(210) 431-7561 youthcareer@family-service.org
M-F 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

APPROACH

Family Service’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center (BBTTC) is a learning space dedicated to empowering youth to engage in meaningful learning opportunities by engaging in a diverse learning community. Equipped with the latest technology, the BBTTC partners with the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network where youth are supported by skilled staff and mentors in inventing, creating, designing and building in various mediums (music, film, graphics, computer game development, sound, coding, robotics, etc.) while also developing life skills. Youth, who may have become disengaged in traditional learning systems, discover individual skills, life goals, and vision; often becoming re-engaged in their educational and professional development.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The BBTTC aims to increase youths’ access to and capacity in varied technologies and creation mediums. . The Center inspires youth’s future educational and career choices with an emphasis on San Antonio’s high wage, high-demand sectors. Through a collaborative process, program staff and the BBTTC have facilitated broad-based experiences for youth to become familiar with new technologies and apply their learning to BBTTC based projects.

Eligibility and Contact

This free program runs from Monday through Friday, and teens are invited to drop in from 3:30PM-7:30PM throughout the school year or from 1:00PM-5:00PM throughout the summer or holiday seasons.

For more information contact the Teen Tech Coordinator at (210) 431-7529 or by email at teentechcenter@family-service.org

Visit the Best Buy Teen Tech Center

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APPROACH

Best practice research in youth development programming has identified five generally accepted principles for improving healthy youth development outcomes including 1) a focus on positive outcomes; 2) youth engagement and youth voice; 3) long-term commitment; 4) community involvement; and 5) emphasis on collaboration.

The Youth Education Program incorporates these elements of best practice into its multi-dimensional approach that focuses on fostering resiliency, increasing coping/prevention skills, and engaging youth in civic engagement and community service opportunities. Opportunities for youth engagement include in school group facilitation geared at developing life skills focused towards healthy lifestyles and choices; youth leadership through after school programming, case management, and referral support.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Presently, one third of youth in San Antonio will not graduate from high school. This year, YAGA will touch over 3,000 lives with approximately 1,400 youth participating in on-going services empowering them to transform their community’s health and well-being.

Past Awards: United Way of Bexar County Volunteer of the Year Award, Mayor’s Award for Youth and Service, and SAISD Champion of Education.

ELIGIBILITY AND CONTACT

Contact Youth Education Manager at (210) 431-7545

LOCATIONS

Edgewood ISD: Kennedy HS and Memorial HS

San Antonio ISD: Poe MS, Rhodes MS, Davis MS, Irving MS, Lanier HS, Wheatley MS, Brackenridge HS, Highlands HS, and Sam Houston HS

Northside ISD: John Jay HS, Anson Jones MS

Northeast ISD: Roosevelt HS

South San ISD: South San HS and Dwight MS

Alternative Site: Municipal Courts

Family Service Association's Best Buy Teen Tech Center is the only program of its kind in Texas.