Week 1: Group Dynamics
- Community building activities
- Identify multiple intelligences, learning styles
- Relationships, peer interaction, choices/decision making, respect
- Social Skill Focus: Intrapersonal
Week 2: Communication
- Verbal, non-verbal, gestures
- Strategies for effective communication
- Speeches, monologues, comedy, debates,
- Broadcasting, teaching, etc.
- Social Skill Focus: Interpersonal
Week 3: Self-Management
- Know self – learning style
- Set goals
- Time management
- Learn from mistakes
- Affirmation and constructive criticism
- Social Skill Focus: Adaptability
Week 4: Health & Wellness
- Healthy diet
- Regular exercise
- Basic First Aid
- Maintain hygiene/grooming
- Financial management
- Social Skill Focus: Stress management
Week 5: Study Skills
- Effective notetaking
- How study, example: websites, flashcards, etc.
- Time management
- Community service
- Social Skill Focus: General mood
Week 6: Leisure Time
- Social activities
- Recreation opportunities
- Pursue hobbies
- Create a balanced life
- Social Skill Focus: Conflict resolution
Reading, writing, math, and technology will also be incorporated into daily activities. During research sessions, options for presentations will be differentiated and many academic skills will be addressed including: note taking, use of graphic organizers, revision skills, and edition skills.
All lessons and materials will be differentiated and modified to accommodate the students’ instructional levels, academic needs, and social skills. Social interaction and community building will be integrated into all lessons and activities. Our program strives to show kids that learning can be a positive, fun experience!
- Six weeks in July and August
- 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
- Minoa Elementary School
- Community locations
Assists with communication, socialization, and trust!
Prior field trips for this topic include: Pacific Health Club, Ropes Courses
Learn online banking, how to write a check, budgeting money and more!
Prior field trips for this topic include banks.
Healthy eating habits, insider restaurant tips, how to cook your own meals.
Prior field trips for this topic include: Tops, Small Plates Detroit
How to engage in your community, what makes an activist, why should you care about your neighborhood.
Prior field trips for this topic include: Animal shelters, food banks, Samaritan centers
Why physical fitness is important, what does it mean to be physically fit, and how can you have fun while exercising (and maybe make it a job!)
Prior field trips for this topic include: SkyZone, horseback riding, Big Don’s Wild Adventure
Learn about what to do after high school…different college options, employment paths and more!
Field trips for this topic may include: Syracuse University, LeMoyne College, Job Coaching Agency
Creativity & Craftsmanship
Hands-on projects you design yourself with the assistance of a real artisan or artist!
Prior field trips for this topic include: SALT Makerspace
How to engage an audience, keep calm during a speech and write on any topic!
Prior field trips for this topic include: 93Q
Technology & Media
Everything from how to engage the latest technology to how to safely use social media.
Prior field trips for this topic include: Graphic & web design companies