Digital Safari 11th grade students will take part in the first activities from the DSA’s new career and college workshops next Thursday, November 19th with Career Exploration trips to Electronic Arts in Redwood Shores, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, and Bars+Tone and AKQA in San Francisco.
The career and college curriculum being implemented by the DSA is overseen by Bloom Associates and funded by a grant from MDRC. The goals of the program are to increase student connection to the world of work by providing them real access to companies through career explorations, college visits and internships, and to surround these activities with specific workshops designed for students to get the most out of the experience.
DSA 10th graders will go on their career visits in the spring, followed by college visits by both 10th and 11th graders to the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. By the summer of 2010, our 11th graders will be entering into their first internships.
And, with the already amazing stuff we’re doing in the DSA, it’s going to be an exciting time to be a member of the Digital Safari family.