Heads Up Summer Program targets youth ages 12-17. The primary objective of the program is to get youth to begin to think about career choices and to make wise education choices. It is offered at the end of June and is divided into two 4-week sessions and provides youth with activities and training to stimulate their awareness of career and employment possibilities and entrepreneurship.
The program offers the youth the chance to learn many life-skills and business skills during the first 2 weeks of the program as well as a newly added week focuses on career exploration including a 2 day employee for a day session. The fourth week these skills are put into action as a real life business will be operated. How well the students succeed at the business will depend on how well they apply the life-skills and business skills they learn during the first weeks of the program. Their reward is an equal share of the profits made from their business venture!
The program provides many fun activities, including day trips during the afternoons that will allow the youth to have fun and become familiar with one another. There will be visits to local businesses and organizations to get an idea of the possible careers in and around the community.