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:
How to apply:
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(210) 431-7561 firstname.lastname@example.org
M-F 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
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.
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 email@example.comVisit the Best Buy Teen Tech Center
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.
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
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.