Bronco Success II (Operated by Franklin City Public Schools)
Serves: Franklin High School
Franklin High School’s In-School Youth Program serves juniors and seniors at Franklin High School. Components of the program include personal social development, educational achievement services, career and life skills instruction and financial literacy education. Participants are offered training and internships in the building and construction trades. Students have the opportunity to participate in a STEM summer camp where they focus on learning specific areas such as robotics, aeronautical, electrical, sustainability, and aerospace technology.
Contact: Mona Murphy
Email: [email protected]
Address: 310 Crescent Dr., Franklin, Virginia 23851
Career Services Program (Operated by Southampton County Public Schools)
Serves: Southampton High School
The Career Services Program is committed to working with students, parents, staff members, and stakeholders to ensure the success of eligible students. Students receive support in career exploration and immersion primarily in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math (STEAM) related occupational areas as well as academic preparation and work experiences. Implementation of services impact our high school completion rates, promote postsecondary education and increase awareness of career opportunities. The ultimate goal is to promote student success through an ongoing, comprehensive plan of services emphasizing 21st century job skills.
STEM & Entrepreneurship Innovation Program (Operated by Virginia Beach City Public Schools)
Serves: Virginia Beach City Public Schools
The VBCPS STEM & Entrepreneurship Innovation Programs gives eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enhance their skills in the STEM & Entrepreneurship fields by participating in a variety of after-school and weekend activities. Students work with a team after-school to build a robot that can complete a task and participate in the annual STEM Robotics Challenge. Teams also participate in the Maker Expo where they create their own product on a 3-D printer, make a business plan, and pitch their ideas in a ‘Shark Tank’ style environment. The students immerse themselves in entrepreneurship one Saturday a month for a paid work experience in creating their own business. Students also do a once a month mentorship activity with program administrator at their home school that enhances their personal and professional lives. To culminate their school year activities, students have the opportunity to participate in a 6-week paid summer experience, the iBook Summer of Innovation, creating iBooks, 3-printed materials, and more!
The Youth Workforce Center, New Horizons Regional Education Centers
Serves: The cities of Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, and Poquoson, and the counties of Gloucester, York, and James City.
Through a wide variety of academic and employment related services, the In-School Program provides year-round education support and career preparation for high school juniors and seniors. The In-School Youth program helps high schoolers succeed in school while preparing them for college and their careers. Services provided include tutoring, study skills training and instruction strategies (including dropout prevention) that lead to completion of the requirements for a secondary school diploma. Students also benefit from work readiness skills development, mentoring by appropriate adults, work experience, behind-the wheel, leadership development, and appropriate supportive services. Youth participants also receive guidance and counseling.
If you are interested in any of the above programs, please contact the coordinator listed for that program directly.