Part-time Youth-to-Youth Programs
Academic Learning through languages, arts, and computers classes;
Skill Development through professional etiquette development activities and oral presentations;
Wellness through athletics, sports, dance and drama classes;
and Social Integration through Youth-to-Youth teaching, public events and celebrations as well as inclusion in social media.
What makes this program truly unique and meaningful is its need-based curriculum, its differentiated learning outcomes and the opportunity of learning skills relevant to the local and international labor market.
The design of the program focused on providing to these unaccompanied minors an environment where students felt connection and belonging, that they were important and cared for, that their needs count and that they would be addressed, that they would be empowered and find courage to grow academically and socially.
Innovating Teaching Methodology:
Inclusion and Collaboration of The HOME Project Organization and the professionals involved in the care of the unaccompanied minors is an important factor in the development of the program. In addition to their continuous presence every Saturday, the programs’ educational and social goals are in full alignment with the processes and practices, as well as the socio-emotional support mechanisms in place in each of the homes run by the HOME Project. The continuous communication between ACS Athens and HOME Project professionals regarding the wellbeing and growth of the students is vital in ensuring the success of the intended outcomes of the programs.
Part-time Business to Youth Program:
The Part-time Business-to-Youth program was designed for students who have attended the Youth-to-Youth program for at least one cycle and are 16 years of age or older. This program aims to prepare unaccompanied refugee minors for the workforce. Τhe curriculum focuses on enhancing language and vocational skills as well as the development of professional etiquette. Specifically, English and Greek language classes put emphasis on reading comprehension, writing and oral skills using business specifics tests, writing emails, mock job interviews, and writing their own curriculum vitae. The computer class focuses on teaching Excel, Word and PowerPoint Presentations.