WEDI EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
LAUNCHING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INTO A FUTURE OF OPPORTUNITY
For the first time, we will be Launch-ing our pilot workforce development and career exploration high school program at Lafayette High School.
This program is geared towards preparing English Language Learners (ELLs) as well as Students with Interrupted Formal Education not only for their coming years in high school but for life after high school as well. We will work with students on developing organizational skills, studying techniques, writing clear and well-formed essays, etc.
Through partnerships with local organizations like Mission Ignite: Powered by Computers for Children, which will teach students how to build a computer and basic Microsoft Office skills, The Foundry, which will expose students to possible STEM careers, WEDI clients, which will expose students to successful entrepreneurs, and community members, our students will be provided support throughout their four years of high school and will feel ready for whatever career or higher education they may wish to pursue afterwards.
Soft Skills Development
Our schedule will provide homework help, a hot dinner provided by Buffalo Public Schools, and at least an hour of activity time, which could include, but is not limited to, guest speakers, projects, financial literacy, college prep, and job readiness training.
We will offer academic support, college prep guidance, shadowing and internship opportunities, financial management, and so much more, in order to combat the low graduation rates and job readiness for ELLs in our community.