VIRTUAL Summer Youth Programs 2021

HKNC Summer 2021 Youth Programs are going VIRTUAL

A man is sitting at a desk and is communicating with a person on a computer screen. In a time when distance learning ensures your safety, HKNC has adapted our New York programs to online so that you may still have the opportunity to learn from other deaf-blind individuals and our experienced professionals.

Prior to the beginning of the program, HKNC staff will assess technology available to the participant to determine the best instruction modality that would insure full access to information and instruction.  Instruction may be provided by telephone; iPhone; iPad, e-mail; computer; videophone; FaceTime; Zoom meetings and/or Google Classroom. 

VIRTUAL SUMMER YOUTH VOCATIONAL PROGRAM
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HKNC’s SYVP offers Pre- Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), established through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and prepares transition-age youth for competitive and integrated employment during a time when distance learning ensures the safety of our consumers. 

The six-week Virtual SYVP will offer opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in the following areas: Vocational Exploration, Self-Determination, Advocacy, Communication Methods, Worksite Orientation & Mobility, Assistive Aids & Devices, and Interviewing & Employment Skills. Participants will gain self-awareness through the process of gathering information about their interests, abilities, and values. They will explore the “world of work” through the distribution of information of a variety of career options and associated criteria. As a result of their discoveries through self-awareness and “world of work”, participants will narrow potential career options supported by informed decision-making.

Session I: June 7, 2021 – July 16, 2021

Session II: July 19, 2021 – August 27, 2021

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VIRTUAL MY PURSUIT OF WORK EMPOWERMENT & RESOURCES
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HKNC’s M~POWER Program offers Pre- Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), established through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and introduces transition-age youth to aspects of competitive and integrated employment during a time when distance learning ensures the safety of our consumers.

The two-week Virtual M~POWER Program offers participants an introduction to the world of work and emphasizes the five areas of Pre-ETS: Job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, counseling on post-secondary educational opportunities, workplace readiness training, and self-advocacy. 

July 26, 2021 - August 6, 2021

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VIRTUAL SUMMER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
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HKNC’s Summer Assessment Program offers a comprehensive virtual assessment designed to offer information and practical experience to expand participant’s awareness, knowledge, skill and confidence. 

The eight-week Virtual Summer Assessment Program will offer opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Career and Job Exploration 
  • Virtual Worksite Tours
  • Workplace Readiness Skills
  • Counseling on Post-Secondary Education 
  • Adaptive Technology 
  • Self-advocacy- Facilitate IEP
  • Orientation & Mobility
  • Low Vision and Audiology 
  • Communication

Along with the assessment areas, participants may choose to join peer-learning groups such as Emergency Preparedness, Living on Your Own, Savvy Shopper, Coping with COVID-19 Support Group, and Advocacy in the Deaf-Blind World.

Offered June, July, and August 2021

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