New York Internship Pathways/HERE to HERE Monthly Newsletter
Table of Contents
Articles/News/HERE to HERE Reports
WBLL Contact Information
Happy New Year!! We hope you all had a refreshing and relaxing break and are settling back into the new semester. Below is the first newsletter of the new year, if you have any questions or would like further detail from anything in this email, please reach out to your school point person or respond to this email.
HERO High School Interdisciplinary Project Presentations
On Friday January 13, 9th and 10th Grade Students at HERO High School will present their research to members of the greater community during their annual IDP event. Students will present their original research and action plans on managing chronic diseases and addressing challenges in the health, education and nonprofit sectors in New York City. Each year, this project provides students with valuable skills and knowledge around research, public speaking, and community engagement with a health lens.
NY/NYC January Learning Community
Our next Learning Community is Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 2:00-3:15. This session we will engage in a shared discussion around activating student voice..
For more information, check out our agenda here.
Mid Year Learning Community Survey for Schools
Mid-Year Learning Community Survey
The team would really appreciate your thoughts and input on future WBL learning communities.
We appreciate your participation and engagement in our Learning Community sessions this Fall and are looking at ways to ensure these are, and continue to be, a “value add” to our community. To that end, we would love to hear what topics, resources, format, or scheduling time etc. might best elevate our community. Additionally, we are starting to plan for some in-person opportunities - we hope you can join!
Below is a brief survey. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a minute to share your thoughts.
School Opportunities and Resources
[Unique Opportunity] AUDO – Free Online Certifications in Marketing, Design, and Software Development.
We have partnered with AUDO to bring free online learning & certification courses for students interested in work-based education in 3 key categories inclusive of Marketing, Design, and Software Development. AUDO uses AI powered assessment to help students go from “interested in an industry” to “exploring roles within that industry” then connects them with flexible and self-paced courses (via Coursera and edX) allowing them to explore the best career path that fits their personality in addition to their current skills and expertise.
To learn more about the program, please reach out to your school’s point person.
92nd Street Y: Literary Arts Program for High School Classrooms
Through workshops with their dedicated 92NY Teaching Artists and attendance at literary events at 92NY, students participating in this season’s program will explore the work of acclaimed poet Danez Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames, and theater director Saheem Ali.
Each enrolled class receives:
8 writing workshops led by a 92NY Teaching Artist*
Attendance at 2 literary events at 92NY (event schedule below)
Original teaching materials for partnering classroom teachers
Complimentary copies of Danez Smith’s Homie and Ijames’ FAT HAM for each student
1 Professional Development workshop for partnering classroom teachers
*Workshops take place at the school during regular school-day hours.
Standard pricing is $1,800 per class. 92NY provides financial assistance to partnering schools unable to pay for our programs at cost. Please provide a brief description of your school’s circumstances and need for financial assistance via the registration form.
Project InSight 4-Part Workshop Materials Support
Project Insight, a BPL initiative, will provide up to $500 to obtain the materials needed to conduct the Project InSight 4-Part Workshop. The Project InSight 4-Part Workshop series is a hands-on introduction to the eye with the intention to provoke student interest in fields related to eye health, vision care, or working with visually impaired populations. These lessons would be appropriate for both middle school and high school aged youth.
The four parts of the series are:
Eye observations and introduction to eye genetics and inherited traits
Introduction to eye anatomy through a cow eye dissection
Light, vision and lenses
Careers in eye health and vision care.
Apply Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U4CwHMDom9kMeMDabzx84DTcA54zXnM_1pbAyl-WN2k/viewform?edit_requested=true
Career Catalyst is a new ed tech and multimedia platform that uses a social justice lens to provide underrepresented youth with information and inspiration through career exposure, mentorship, and educational resources that they need in order to empower decision-making abilities and inform their interests in pursuing careers in STEM. They utilize social media to introduce underrepresented youth to STEM professionals who are willing to share personal stories while discussing how they are using their skill sets for social good through media, educational curricula, and engagement opportunities.
To learn more about Career Catalyst, you can visit their website at careercatalyst.org, or you can reach out to your school’s point person.
220 provides organizations and individuals with tools, courses and content to help youth become leaders, creators and entrepreneurs. They do this through their all-in-one youth development platform for schools and nonprofits to deliver world-class content, increase learner engagement, reduce staff burnout and equip participants for lifelong success. 220 delivers engaging content to teach the leadership, professional, entrepreneurship and personal finance skills you need to thrive in the 21st century.
If you are interested in learning more about this organization and how they might be able to support your school, please contact Quinton Frahm ([email protected]org)
Road Trip Nation [Free Curricular Resources for Schools and Families]
Road Trip Nation has curated impactful video interviews with over 200 New York professionals and hundred more across the nation—plus developed resources to help youth take steps on their own path—Build Your Future is designed to show youth what kinds of career paths are out there, and help youth connect with the opportunity that’s just right for them.
Watch day-in-the-life videos from real New York City professionals, to see promising local career options, and get an understanding of what different careers actually look like behind the scenes.
Explore candid video interviews and written advice from professionals, talking about the work they do, the path they took to get there, the challenges they faced along the way, and the advice they have for people looking to pursue a similar path.
See the wide range of paths New Yorkers chose to take after high school—such as attending college or community college, enrolling in workforce development programs or certificate programs, or even pursuing an apprenticeship.
Utilize resources from trusted partners to get connected to training, education, job opportunities, and more.
Build Your Future NYC: https://roadtripnation.com/community/nyc
Build Your Future NYC Short Link: https://bit.ly/3hvcFZX
Roadtrip Nation Home Page: http://www.roadtripnation.com
Roadtrip Nation on Instagram: www.instagram.com/roadtripnation
New York Federal Reserve Classroom Presentation Opportunity
Overview: Schedule a New York Fed staff visit to teach about the Federal Reserve and explore careers in economics. Visits are designed to reach students in schools that may benefit from resources to teach economic literacy. The program aims to advance understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve and help increase diversity in the fields of economics and finance. Presentations are free and can be scheduled Monday through Friday during the school year.
To learn more and schedule a visit click here.
*Below please find opportunities and resources specific to New York City Schools*
[NYC Only]*NEW DATES* Guest Speakers for Careers in the Legal Field
HERE to HERE is proud to announce the kickoff of year two our partnership with the Legal Mentorship Bridge Program for Bronx Youth (LMBBY). LMBBY represents a network of professionals in the legal field passionate and committed to inspiring the next generation of social justice advocates. To this end, HERE to HERE and LMBBY will be coordinating four (4) virtual “lunch and learn sessions'' for interested schools across the network. See registration and details below.
Innovative Ideas For Leveraging Guest Speakers
Career Exploration: Host a guest speaker to share their personal journey in and to the legal field.
Current Events: Engage with students & educators around a current event (ex. immigration and Martha's Vineyard) with support from a legal expert.
Historical Implications: Expert to engage with students & educators around a historical event (ex. civil rights movement and 15 Amendment) with support from a legal expert.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023-Hon. Wilma Guzman
Wednesday, February 7, 2023- Michelle Villaverde
Wednesday, March 8, 2023-Alexander W. Hunter, Jr.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023-Susan I Lubowitz
Wednesday, April 19, 2023- Diego M. Santiago, Esq.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023- William Forero
All Time: 1-2 *This time is not adjustable*
Reserve a guest speaker HERE (Please note: Speakers will be matched with individual schools based on the RSVP link on a first come first serve basis. Each “lunch and learn” will be a specific registered school (meaning no other schools will be joining the session). Schools are permitted to register for only one date.)