Each workshop is two hours per day, two days in each session. Workshop dates are separated by a number of days to accommodate homework. The workshop includes small group, individual, and whole group activities.
Topics covered will include:
The importance of tracking your strengths, values and preferences
How to evaluate and learn about potential careers and tie personal traits to real jobs
Planning for high school and beyond
This hour is facilitated with parents and students present – Based on your child’s strengths, interests, and preferences, we will share key considerations for the family to create a high school plan to meet their goals.
Is this really worth my family’s time and money?
Students invest time in thinking about the future.
They gain new insights parents can build upon.
We spend the final hour with families brainstorming together.
Class has a 6:1 student to teacher ratio (or better) to encourage interaction.
This class can be the spark to start career exploration with purpose.
It can influence course selection in high school.
It can guide summer activities.
Boost your child’s confidence!
Leads to meaningful communication with your child based upon the actual words and feelings of your teen
Don’t forget to tell a friend! Some students this age work better with someone they know in the class.
What some previous parents and students had to say…
“I will remember the things that I learned about myself that just kind of go over your head until you stop and think about them.”
“This will help in my career path and distinguishing possible career choices and eliminating others.”
I will remember “…how you made us discover who we were. I thought it was funny and useful.”
“At The Core was a wonderful experience for my 8th grade twins. They attended the two day Heads Up workshops and for the first time, were able to self-identify their strengths, their areas of passion and understand how important these things are while planning a high school and college career.”
How do I know if my student should do this?
Families can discuss whether the student is right for this workshop by evaluating the following criteria. The student would be a great fit if the student:
Likes to be prepared and know what they will encounter in the future
Has started to consider what to do for a living, what to study in college, etc.
Would be a willing participant in this kind of activity
What age student is right for this workshop?
The workshop will work best for students age 11 to 15 entering seventh, eighth, and ninth grades, but parents can use the above information to decide if their student is ready to participate.