Learning for Life
Learning for Life
2011 ONLINE AUCTION
Thru October 28th at Midnight
Learning for Life impacts the lives of more than 9,100 youth in the northwest suburbs. We are a character education and career development program that partners with local schools and businesses to facilitate positive growth for today's youth.
You can help by participating in the 2011 Learning for Life Online Auction. Here are some of the many auction items that did not sell during the first auction and have been reduced by at least half of their original opening bid : Tickets for The Skydeck at the top of Willis Tower, Depaul Basketball and multiple Theatres, restaurant gift certificates, and a Time Share in Austria!!!
The auction will be begin Monday the 10th, October, 2011 and will run through midnight on Friday, October 28th, 2010 at midnight. Come check out our website at http://lflnwsc.nwsc.org/auction/. You can register and then start your bidding!
Learning for Life
Stephen Psaradellis is an 8th grader at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights. Stephan is an Honor Roll student, plays center on the Basketball team and is passionate about music. This year at Thomas Stephan is taking their Career Connection Class. Career Connection is an award winning class, started in 1997. The class is designed to prepare students for the workforce by having students complete surveys and discussions to determine their work values and interests. Once they have decided what careers they are interested in, the students will then be exposed to that career field thru an on-site, multi-day job shadow experience.
To determine where each student is placed for their job shadowing experience they are interviewed individually by a panel made up of teachers, volunteers and me. I am Nic Yoder the Learning for Life Executive for the Northwest Suburban Council. I was asked to sit on the panel to help place these students into their job shadow opportunities, by using the Councils’ network of volunteers.
During his interview Stephan told us about his love of music and his interest in pursuing it as a career. The panel was able to setup a few days of shadowing with professionals in the music and performing arts industry. He was able to shadow Bruce Nelson a professional musician and Learning for Life Volunteer. Bruce invited Stephen to shadow him while he rehearsed and preformed at the South Shore Cultural Center with the entire symphony orchestra. When Stephen arrived at the Cultural Center he was introduced to the conductor Renee Baker. Renee then asked Stephen if he would like to practice with the orchestra along with Bruce. Stephen said “yes” they set him up with some congas and he must have done a good job because the conductor asked Stephan to stay on and play during the performance that night. Stephen nervously agreed. He played that night and did a great job. Stephen said that the experience was “mind-boggling”. Stephen also said that he was well informed and had a lot of fun all at the same time.
I would just like to thank Bruce Nelson for participating and doing an amazing job.
The Northwest Suburban Council is currently accepting new schools for it's Learning for Life program!
Program benefits include:
Character and Career Education curriculum for Pre-K through High School – Student and Teacher workbooks available –
Positive Character Educational Speakers
Latino Professional of the Month Speakers
Exploring work-site based program for youth ages 14-20
To get your school registered please contact Nic Yoder at email@example.com or call 847-824-6906
For more information on Exploring please click the Exploring link above.
For information on upcoming events including Exploring Post Open House Recruitment Nights please click the Calendar link above.
NORTHWEST SUBURBAN COUNCIL
WHO? All Explorers and Explorer Leaders in the NWSC
WHAT? Exploring Forum
Guest Speaker: Mr. John Meyers, Drug Enforcement Administration (retired)
Mr. Meyer will present his nationally-known and recognized seminar on Clandestine Laboratories. Statistics for 2009 show over 10,000 clandestine methamphetamine laboratories seized. Entry into these laboratories poses several dangers. The dangers and how to recognize them will be discussed. Equipment used in clandestine labs will be shown.
WHEN? October 12th 2011. 7:00 – 8:30PM
WHERE? Leisure Center (gym)
2222 Birch Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
QUESTIONS? Nic Yoder Exploring Executive 847-824-6906 or firstname.lastname@example.org