Administrative Tasks

Assessment and Evaluation

05/19/2013 - 05/25/2013

Complete assessments and evaluate results. Orientation to the program, write autobiography, identify strengths and weaknesses, identify goals. set for 6 months and 1 year goals. identify how program can aide in achievement of goals.

Celebrate Success

06/09/2013 - 06/15/2013

Review goals set during the first week. Make/Adjust plans to reach goals in desired time. Each participant should have a chance to share successes since joining the program.


Character Education - Ongoing Activiites

05/19/2013 - 08/15/2013

Each morning 30 minute community meeting to discuss daily choices positive and negative as it relates to character. Display character definitions as created by participants. Each week a new theme/area of focus.

Character Education Definitions

05/26/2013 - 06/08/2013

Define Respect, gratitude, self restraint, responsibility and community. For each concept: discussion and definition (what it looks like), role play, read articles/texts on character and complete reflective exercises. Given scenarios discuss appropriate and inappropriate choices.

Community Building

06/09/2013 - 06/15/2013

Consider options for community building activities. Review the benefits of helping others. Select group project for participation. On or off site activity, create or gather items to be donated. Group discussion on Empathy, compassion. Reflection on assistance received in the past.

Home Economics

Auto/Clothing Care

06/17/2013 - 06/22/2013

Changing tires, windshield wipers, sewing basics

Health and Fitness

06/17/2013 - 07/06/2013

Health Awareness Month
Week 1 - Nutrition and Eating Habits
Week 2 - Weight Management and Exercise
Week 3 - Healthy Lifestyle to avoid weight issues
Each week - group lunch to role play eating etiquette, place settings

Money Matters

06/24/2013 - 07/20/2013

Creating a budget, living within means, banking options, credit cards, bank loans, credit ratings, rental applications

Exercise Options

07/01/2013 - 08/10/2013

Each week there is to be a demonstration of a form of exercise via live demo or video class. Beyond demonstration, one hour per day three days per week is to be allotted for exercise. Benefits of exercise are to be examined during first few weeks. Physical goals are to be set during the first week.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

06/17/2013 - 07/20/2013

1- 1 1/2 week exploration of basic level crafts to be created as a class. Followed by advanced level projects based on student choice. Projects to be based on skills listed in curriculum or as determined by participants.

Natural Gifts and Abilities

Guidance and Career Counseling

Confidence Building

05/26/2013 - 06/01/2013

Confidence and team building activities. Concentration on recognizing behaviors and habits of well working teams and confident persons.

Resume Writing / Computer Literacy Intro

05/26/2013 - 06/01/2013

Create/Update Resume
Evaluation of base level computer literacy.

Job Applications

06/02/2013 - 06/08/2013

Obtaining applications online, completing applications, writing cover letter, posting resumes online (at least 3 sites)

Communication Skills

06/02/2013 - 06/15/2013

General overview: Definition and purpose of communication at home, in the street, in the workplace interview skills, company scenarios, role play, view videos on communication skills. Include social media, email etiquette

Computer Literacy

06/09/2013 - 06/22/2013

Basic skills in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Student selected performance assessment in at least two software programs. Powerpoint - presentation on self selected topic
Excel - Create searchable data list of area apartments
Word - Essay on self selected topic

Communication Skills - Full Attention

06/09/2013 - 06/15/2013

How to give full attention in various situations. At meetings, presentations, parties, one on one discussion. Tone, posture, word choice. giving/receiving compliments.

Etiquette for Living

Religious Studies

06/09/2013 - 06/15/2013

Review religions via literature. Methods of meditation, benefits of journaling

Preparing for Success

07/08/2013 - 07/13/2013

This unit is delayed in order to first build up skills to encourage student confidence.

Interview skills
Dress for success - interviews, work attire
On the job- dealing with challenging coworkers, supervisors, timeliness, work ethic