YouthForce Internship Closing Ceremony
Jul
31
5:00 PM17:00

YouthForce Internship Closing Ceremony

  • Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts (map)
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You’re invited to the YouthForce Internships (YFI) Closing Ceremony! This event will celebrate the achievements of the YFI 2019 cohort. More details can be found below. 

WHAT: YouthForce Internships Closing Ceremony 

WHEN: July 31 at 5:00 PM (Doors open at 4:00 pm) 

WHERE: Mahalia Jackson Theatre (1419 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70116)

PARKING: Parking can be done at the event. It will cost $15, cash only. Guests are encouraged to travel in groups and take Uber/Lyft and public transportation to the venue. 

WHAT: A celebration of the YFI 2019 cohort, a group of over 250 students from New Orleans who have completed 60 hours of career-readiness training and 90 hours of meaningful work experience at a locaal employer. 

Thank you for supporting YouthForce Internships! 

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Intro to Soft Skills Empowerment Workshop (July 2019)
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Soft Skills Empowerment Workshop (July 2019)

YouthForce NOLA, MHA Labs, and the New Orleans Soft Skills Community of Practice are hosting the third iteration of their new soft skills empowerment "on-boarding program" for New Orleans youth development stakeholders -- and you’re invited to join in on the action! 

Come learn alongside colleagues and friends passionate and dedicated to skill building, youth power, and youth success. If you know others who may be interested in attending, please pass along the invitation! 

WHO: If you’re interested in youth empowerment and success, this event is for you! Stakeholders include teachers, youth and community program workers, work-based learning program specialists, business leaders, and anyone interested in joining the New Orleans Soft Skills Community of Practice, and anyone else seeking to enhance their skill building practices. 

WHAT: Soft skills are part of the family of skills also called Power Skills, SEL, 21st Century Skills, Non-cognitive, and more. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn core practices that can be used with any Soft Skill Framework, including MHA Labs Building Blocks and Hirability Core.

WHY: Soft Skill Building is central to youth success and is a fundamental component to Positive Youth Development and Academic Instruction. Soft skills are essential for work, life, and academic success! It even gets its own entire page in YPQA (Youth Program Quality Assessment)

If you have a group of 15 or more, please reach out to schedule a private workshop. 

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Meet & Greet
Jun
11
4:00 PM16:00

Meet & Greet

  • Mercedes Benz Superdome (St. Charles Club Lounge) (map)
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Every intern supervisor should attend the Meet and Greet event, which is a networking event for YFI interns and employers designed to allow students to practice the soft skills they learn in training in a real-life setting. Students will research your organizations before the Meet and Greet by reviewing the information you share in the Company Profile and Work Plan Surveys. Students are encouraged to seek out companies of interest and to network more generally. After the Meet and Greet, employers will be given a survey with the opportunity to share the names of any interns they met and are particularly interested in hosting. We do our best to match employers with the intern(s) they request, but sometimes, transportation and other factors preclude certain matches.

On parking and entering

Please park in Garage 6 at the Superdome. (It is the closest garage to St. Charles Ave). Follow signage to get to the St. Charles Club Lounge.

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Intro to Soft Skills Empowerment Workshop (July 2019)
Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Soft Skills Empowerment Workshop (July 2019)

  • 919 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70130 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

YouthForce NOLA, MHA Labs, and the New Orleans Soft Skills Community of Practice are hosting the third iteration of their new soft skills empowerment "on-boarding program" for New Orleans youth development stakeholders -- and you’re invited to join in on the action! 

Come learn alongside colleagues and friends passionate and dedicated to skill building, youth power, and youth success. If you know others who may be interested in attending, please pass along the invitation! 

WHO: If you’re interested in youth empowerment and success, this event is for you! Stakeholders include teachers, youth and community program workers, work-based learning program specialists, business leaders, and anyone interested in joining the New Orleans Soft Skills Community of Practice, and anyone else seeking to enhance their skill building practices. 

WHAT: Soft skills are part of the family of skills also called Power Skills, SEL, 21st Century Skills, Non-cognitive, and more. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn core practices that can be used with any Soft Skill Framework, including MHA Labs Building Blocks and Hirability Core.

WHY: Soft Skill Building is central to youth success and is a fundamental component to Positive Youth Development and Academic Instruction. Soft skills are essential for work, life, and academic success! It even gets its own entire page in YPQA (Youth Program Quality Assessment)!

If you have a group of 15 or more, please reach out to schedule a private workshop. 

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Shine & Dine
Jun
5
11:30 AM11:30

Shine & Dine


Locations TBA

What is the goal?

We want to facilitate discussions around real-world work experiences through dining events, broken out by gender, with local business professionals

What do we hope to achieve?

Professionals will have a safe space to share insights with youth. Hope that the Shine & Dine provides a space to create open and honest dialogue between students and professionals.  We hope that students can receive advice and perspective about their career path, especially as it applies to professionals who share their gender or race.

Interns will have a real-life opportunity to internalize and practice soft skills, and business and dining etiquette skills.

Interns will be able to make a connection with an adult mentor.  

Note

YFN upholds a strict RSVP policy for Industry Partners to ensure there are enough partners at each table.


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Soft Skills Community of Practice Meeting
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

Soft Skills Community of Practice Meeting

A convening of youth program leaders and educators in New Orleans working to fully integrate soft skills development into their programs. Together, we discuss best practices, share new ideas, and endeavor to give our young people the skills they need to succeed in college, career, and life.

Email Director of Soft Skills Paige Boetefuer at paige@youthforcenola.org for more information.

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YouthForce Internships: Student and Family Orientation #4
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

YouthForce Internships: Student and Family Orientation #4

A mandatory meeting for all participant of YouthForce Internships and their parent or guardian. As a YouthForce Intern, you will have the opportunity to earn $1,200 if you successfully complete both the training and internship. In order to be enrolled in YouthForce payroll, you must attend one of our four orientations for students and families.

Remember for orientation, you must:

  1. Come with your legal parent/guardian.

  2. Bring a school ID or state license

  3. Know your Social Security card number (we don't need the physical copy, just know your number)

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Soft Skills Showcase
May
7
5:00 PM17:00

Soft Skills Showcase

  • Junior Acheivement of Greater New Orleans (map)
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Come celebrate and learn about soft skills development at YouthForce NOLA's Soft Skills Showcase! Together, we will celebrate and share the incredible work of the participants of our Soft Skills Teacher Fellowship (SSTF). Over the course of the past school year, SSTF fellows have endeavored to incorporate soft skills into their curricula. At the showcase, educators, families, and community members will have a chance to witness impact that soft skills can have on a student's success.

Also known as 21st century skills, soft skills such as communication, problem solving, collaboration, and more are critical for success in a modern economy and world. This environment makes the work of fostering and developing them over time incredibly important for the success of our young people after high school. Our SSTF fellows have spent all year working with their students to foster their soft skills. The Soft Skills Showcase will give you an opportunity to share some of valuable insights and experiences that SSTF fellows have developed over a year.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please park on the street either on Navarre or Orleans Avenue. 


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YouthForce Internships: Student and Family Orientation #3
May
6
5:30 PM17:30

YouthForce Internships: Student and Family Orientation #3

A mandatory meeting for all participant of YouthForce Internships and their parent or guardian. As a YouthForce Intern, you will have the opportunity to earn $1,200 if you successfully complete both the training and internship. In order to be enrolled in YouthForce payroll, you must attend one of our four orientations for students and families.

Remember for orientation, you must:

  1. Come with your legal parent/guardian.

  2. Bring a school ID or state license

  3. Know your Social Security card number (we don't need the physical copy, just know your number)

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YouthForce Internships: Student and Family Orientation #2
May
1
5:30 PM17:30

YouthForce Internships: Student and Family Orientation #2

A mandatory meeting for all participant of YouthForce Internships and their parent or guardian. As a YouthForce Intern, you will have the opportunity to earn $1,200 if you successfully complete both the training and internship. In order to be enrolled in YouthForce payroll, you must attend one of our four orientations for students and families.

Remember for orientation, you must:

  1. Come with your legal parent/guardian.

  2. Bring a school ID or state license

  3. Know your Social Security card number (we don't need the physical copy, just know your number)

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YouthForce Internships: Student and Family Orientation #1
Apr
30
5:30 PM17:30

YouthForce Internships: Student and Family Orientation #1

  • 7301 Dwyer Road New Orleans, LA, 70126 United States (map)
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A mandatory meeting for all participant of YouthForce Internships and their parent or guardian. As a YouthForce Intern, you will have the opportunity to earn $1,200 if you successfully complete both the training and internship. In order to be enrolled in YouthForce payroll, you must attend one of our four orientations for students and families.

Remember for orientation, you must:

  1. Come with your legal parent/guardian.

  2. Bring a school ID or state license

  3. Know your Social Security card number (we don't need the physical copy, just know your number)

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