Operation AGES (American Graduate to Economic Security) – Connecting Teens to their Future
DESIGN: 18-week program meeting once a week for a class period (January 2012-May 2012). 25 students from the Ghazvini Learning Center will be selected to participate in an intensive examination on connecting to future aspirations through a series of exercises that examine social and emotional well-being, preparing for academic success and learning about potential professions.
LEADERSHIP: WFSU will contract Zachary Richardson, President of the Character Center. Zack Richardson has more than 20 years of professional experience teaching, counseling, and mentoring "at-risk" youth of all ages. To date he has spoken, trained, and performed before more than 20,000 students and parents.
Tuesday, January 17th, 6:00-7:00 pm at Ghazvini Learning Center – parents welcome.
WFSU facilitates field trips and mentoring opportunities for participants in the project. WFSU hosted a graduation for the first cohort of teens on December 7th, 2011 at WFSU.
The Florida Teacher Town Hall Meeting will take place on April 28th, 2012. WJCT in Jacksonville will host.