Possible Futures Career Awareness Summer Incubator
Sign Up HERE to join our Career Awareness summer incubator, including virtual training this May or June
Designed for 6th through 10th grade students, Possible Futures helps students set the stage for career connected exploration and discovery to come, building employability skills and identifying personal strengths. The learner-centered, research-based, and developmentally appropriate curriculum is includes a series of lessons focused on exploring skills and interests through a lens to the future.
Growing MySelf with Possible Futures is a 12 lesson unit that introduces youth to growth mindset and opportunities to reflect on their own personal interests. Key components of the lessons include identifying personal interests and strengths, researching various colleges and careers, and considering potential ways to contribute as youth explore their role in the world. Each lesson can be done in 45-60 minutes. Contact Bethany.Thramer@oregonask.org with questions about joining our Possible Futures Cohort
Inclusion Base Camp with Kat King Summer Series
Inclusion Base Camp Cohort will provide an opportunity for expanded learning program staff to build confidence and capacity to successfully and meaningfully include children and youth with disabilities or additional needs. In this cohort, we will create a cohesive vision of inclusion and behavior support, enhance our understanding of general behavior challenges, identify supports and resources available, explore inclusive best practices and necessary supports for youth with more complex inclusion needs using a strength-based approach, and dive into methods to foster positive family relationships and communication to support inclusion.
Participants will learn and discuss with peers in these 6 sessions:
- Inclusion and Belonging
- Powerful Partnerships for an Inclusive Afterschool Program
- Understanding the “Why” Behind Behavior
- Respectful Accommodations
- Creating Caring Spaces by Understanding Trauma
- Designing Inclusive Expanded Learning Programs
CoLab: Collaborative Service through Art
As part of a National Youth Leadership Council Service Learning grant, OregonASK will be utilizing our Process-based Arts in Afterschool curriculum (Prysm) for programs interested in utilizing art as a tool to support service learning in your community. Read more about our Collaborative Service through the Arts (CoLab) HERE
CoLab gives youth the power to work collaboratively and creatively while developing their unique voices in afterschool. Use Collaborative Service through the Arts curriculum to guide youth in your program to brainstorm a community need, collaborate with an Oregon arts organization to design an arts-based response, make a plan, complete the service, reflect and exhibit the project. This project will provide art exploration, as well as culturally responsive, and youth-centered engagement strategies.
Contact email@example.com if interested in joining this summer.
Learning About COVID-19 Activity Guides
The Learning About COVID-19 Activity Guide includes 40 activities intentionally designed to teach students the science behind COVID-19 and help foster greater social awareness and empathy. You can also find Summer (2020) Activity Guides HERE that include hundreds of activities and companion resources such as staff and family handbooks.