Just a quick overview of the IMAGINE ME! workshops and the reasoning behind them.
The thought of what career to choose for kids that have no experiences to base the decision is kind of crazy. It's a major decision and you are expected to know it by the time you graduate from high school! Realistically, it is a decision you should be preparing for when you enter high school.
So, after much thought, and a lot of editing I came of with 3 workshops.
WORKSHOP 1: Imagine that The entire world is yours to explore. Workshop 1 is designed to open the student's mind to possibilities. Topics that we discuss: Timeline of life: Hopefully everyone will grow old. and. Most children can't even imagine themselves at the age of 20! We will discuss, and view images of, the milestones of each age group. Context of reality: We all are familiar with our immediate surroundings; our home and our neighborhood. A successful person does not let boundaries limit them. We will discuss and view images of the larger world. Our city, state, country, continent, world, even galaxy. It's a big world out there! Perspective: Two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different. We will images that illustrate perspective and discuss how perspective can impact career planning.
WORKSHOP 2: Explore Once you have opened up your mind to the unlimited possibilities, your challenge is to find your gift and how you can contribute to the human family. In Workshop 2, the student will view images that illustrate a variety of environments and activities. They will decide what appeals to them, then match that to related careers. We will research those careers to find out more about them.
WORKSHOP 3: Experiment In this workshop, we will discuss the concepts and advantages of mentors, internships, shadowing and volunteerism as ways to experiment with career choices.
Each workshop is designed to stand alone, but work best as a series. Take all three on one Saturday or spread out your attendance. Combine a workshop with another activity offered through Kids All Dressed Up. Register now for upcoming workshops: