Bridging the Gap Career Week October 2016

Monday, October 24th from 11:15am to Friday, October 28th, 2016 12:15pm

About

Career Week serves youth in Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap program. Bridging the Gap participants have recently emancipated from either the foster care system or juvenile youth corrections; they are the most under-served of Colorado’s youth. Throughout the week, youth will participate in activities to enhance their abilities to both obtain a job and keep one. They will learn interview skills, prepare a resume, learn essential computer skills, and practice their networking skills. Volunteers are invited to share their own experiences with youth and talk through customized career plans. 
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Registration Closes
Any time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Requirement Details
Volunteers are tasked with putting together a presentation and/or activity for whichever session they register for.
Parking Details
Volunteers can park in the lot behind our building. If the lot is full, there is free street parking on either side of the building and a pay lot on the West side of Park Avenue.
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29 Positions Filled | 25 Impacts | 38 Hours

Shifts (10)

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Career Panel11:15am (MT)12:15pm (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
This session is meant to help BTG youth better understand the process and experience professionals encountered along their way. Suggested topics of discussion: first jobs, challenges in training, navigating a career, career changes, lessons learned, mentorship2/3Over
Resume & Cover Letter Workshop12:45pm (MT)2:30pm (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
Assist the youth with putting together a basic, professional resume and cover letter that they can use as they start looking for what is most likely their first job. Help youth understand the purpose & components of a cover letter and resume. Provide samples of resumes and cover letters that...4/5Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Communication in the Workplace2:30pm (MT)4:00pm (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is at the foundation of everything we do and say, and is especially important in the 21st century workplace. The intent of the session is to help BTG youth heighten their awareness of workplace communication, develop and understand the use of soft skills, provide strategies...2/2Over

1 - 3 of 3 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Networking & 30 Second Pitch9:15am (MT)10:30am (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
Meeting new people can be daunting and it can seem very pushy to ask for a business card. What if you only had 30 second to do so too? In this session, BTG youth will learn how to move in and out of groups with confidence and ease. The youth...2/2Over
How to Set and Achieve Goals11:00am (MT)12:30pm (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Par
Denver, CO 80205
RESERVED FOR PRESENTING SPONSOR: PUBLIC CONSULTING GROUP This session will help youth learn the relationship between the way goals are set and the steps that support their achievement. Help explain the process of goal-setting and evaluating your progress toward achieving those goals.2/2Over
Successful Interviewing1:00pm (MT)2:30pm (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
Identify ways to prepare for an interview and understand what to do when you acquire an interview. Work with the youth to identify interview techniques and commonly asked questions. Talk through what to do post interview and next steps. Students will be utilizing these skills later in the week.3/3Over

1 - 3 of 3 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Financial Planning9:15am (MT)10:30am (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
RESERVED FOR: PwC Financial planning is a stressful and oftentimes confusing process, even if you have a degree in finance! Volunteers will be presenting on this topic to help BTG youth develop basic financial literacy and planning skills. Help walk youth through what is a credit score, how does it...3/3Over
Professional Dress11:00am (MT)12:45pm (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
Help the youth participating in Career Week begin to find their 'brand' and how they want to present themselves in the workplace. Create a presentation including examples of what to wear to work. Help identify appropriate interview and work attire. How does the way you dress impact your personal brand?...2/2Over
Goodwill Shopping Trip1:15pm (MT)3:30pm (MT)
Goodwill Career Center
7797 E 36th Ave.
Denver, CO 80238
Volunteers will accompany the youth on a shopping trip to Goodwill and help them pick out appropriate interview and work clothes. Volunteers should plan to meet the youth and BTG staff at the Goodwill location noted in the address.3/3Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Mock Interviews11:00am (MT)12:15pm (MT)
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
There will be a small break from 11:30-11:45
Help youth aging out of foster care practice their interview skills. After a week of learning about career skills, this is the final session when youth will come prepared with a hypothetical job to practice interviewing for. Help them practice and critique their skills. If your schedule allows, we invite...6/7Over