This youth voice led curriculum is meant for middle school aged youth, and has been developed by OregonASK as a ten week curriculum for out-of-school time programs to create a Service to Careers Club.
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Youth who participate in these service learning focused projects will have the opportunity to develop workforce skills in a number of ways. This youth voice based project creates an organic connection to careers while fostering leadership and communication experience. Youth brainstorm and implement projects that benefit their community (whether that be a class, school or city) and have an opportunity to work towards a solution based on feedback from workforce and community partners. Workforce and other Career experienced partners consult on projects to provide insight on local industry outreach and impacts that help inform youth action. This project design was created to facilitate the development of key employability skills such as:
- Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Digital Fluency
- Social Diversity
Programs have participated from different communities in Oregon, including Woodburn, Sandy, and Lincoln County.