Teen Workshop Series
New! Teen Workshop Series for Ages 13-17
Location: Pool View Room - 7007 Moeser Lane
Workshops will be led by City Staff and include guest speakers. Teens can register for individual workshops, or the whole series. Each participant will walk away with resources and a better understanding of valuable life skills. Scholarships are available upon request. Sign up for all 7 workshops and get the last one free! Email Jenya Jawad at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Job Skills and Professional Development
Over the course of two separate sessions attendees will work on their resumes, including learning how to build and bolster them. They will learn about career fairs and job interviewing strategies. And students will learn about different career fields, how their studies now matter, and what comes next.
February will kick-off our series with a two-part Professional and Job Skills course. Job Skills Part 1 will focus on gaining experiences that are valuable to employers, creating a resume, and tips for finding part-time jobs. Job Skills Part 2 will focus on interviewing strategies including what to wear and what to bring, practice questions, and guidance on what responses employers are looking.
College Athletics and Recruiting
April will bring a special Saturday session covering College Athletics and Recruiting. This workshop will provide resources for high-school athletes interested in continuing their sport in college. Student athletes may have one parent or guardian attend with them.
This session will cover college athletics and the recruiting process as set forward by NCAA. This workshop will provide resources for high-school athletes interested in continuing their sport in college. This can be attended by athletes in their freshman year - senior year of high school. (Middle schoolers can attend to learn about the upcoming process). Student athletes may have one parent or guardian attend with them.
Financial Literacy & Education
In March & April, a series of financial literacy workshops will begin in partnership with professionals from Bay Area Financial Education Foundation. The three sessions will cover Budgeting, Understanding Credit, and Paying for College. All sessions will be led by Bay Area Financial Education Foundation, a local non -profit organization aimed at improving the economic education and financial literacy of Bay Area youth.
Teens and Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we will have a mental health care professional speak on and facilitate a conversation with our students on the topics of managing stress, self-care, coping mechanisms, when to seek help, etc. Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services and the Contra Costa Wellness in Schools Program (WISP) will be collaborating to lead this session.