Pathways for Youth from Afterschool to a Career
The youth in our programs are career bound. Afterschool programs have unique opportunities to introduce youth to career possibilities that they may not have experienced in other areas of their life. This session will help you develop new strategies for helping elementary and middle school youth find career pathways that interest and engage them. The activities, handouts, video and discussions from the session will help participants learn to identify and explain career pathway options using Nebraska’s career clusters. We will discuss the importance of the role models and how to find role models within urban or rural communities.
Spotlight on the Stars: Sharing the Benefits of Your Afterschool Program through Feature Videos
Social media provides a unique opportunity for afterschool professionals to connect with parents, administrators, stakeholders, partners, and donors. Sharing engaging information that highlights the benefits of afterschool programs can lead to increased youth participants, support, and funding. Workshop participants will learn how to effectively communicate the benefits of their afterschool programs; how to easily share these benefits through the production of short, low-cost videos that can be distributed through social media; and how to manageably implement a plan that spotlights the stars of the afterschool show: youth and staff. Feature videos from 4-H Youth Development and Click2Science will be shared. Note: will have a walk and talk table as well.