We are excited to offer the following workshops:

Be Smart About Your Money – We Can Help

Now is the time to learn about finances, how to manage your money, and how to “just say no” to the short-term temptations to buy and do things you don’t need or can’t afford that often come with the use of a credit card. Now is the time to learn the lessons that will hopefully stay with you throughout your life. What you learn now may prevent you from being a victim of easy credit and living beyond your means, and help you to live a comfortable and debt-free” life.

Cells to Cells: From Living in Them to Studying Them

  • Beto Vasquez: UCSD CREATE
  • Location: Science (S) Building, Room 214

Minorities are grossly represented in the sciences but over-represented in the correctional system. This workshop will discuss the importance of preparing for a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and the challenges therein. Presenter will share his story about being formerly incarcerated, becoming a scientist and preparing for personal, academic and professional success.

$FREE.99 Career Training: Certificate Programs at San Diego Continuing Education

  • Grace Aumoeualogo: San Diego Continuing Education
  • Location: Arts and Humanities (AH) Building, Room 415

Learn about the many FREE career training programs and certificates offered through San Diego Continuing Education. ALL classes are FREE!!! Learn a trade in culinary arts, auto tech, plumbing, computers, business, and MORE!!

Gangs, the Untold Stories: Emotional Literacy Skills, Project Aware Style

A chance to hear young teenagers whom have been involved in gangs and from former gang members who have served life sentences. We will talk about the different ways kids are being documented as gang members. They will get a chance to life in prison. We will be able to show the importance of having emotional literacy skills. This program will be ran by teenagers who are finding their way out of the gang life.

How to Seal Your Records

  • Clara Chen: District Attorney’s Office
  • Location: Business and Technology (BT) Building, Room 305

Workshops will be presented in conjunction with the Public Defender’s Office and Probation. We will be discussing the logistics behind sealing a minors’ juvenile records, and will help explain the real-life consequences of your case. Learn answers to important questions like these:

  • Will my court case interfere with my getting a job?
  • Driving?
  • Getting financial aid for college?
  • Voting?
  • Can I get my record sealed?
  • Get Your Questions Answered so You can get on with your LIFE!
  • Stop “Googling” – Ask the Experts

The “I Am” Statement

  • Dennis Martinez, Former World & US Skateboard Champion
  • Location: Science (S) Building, Room 113

Thoughts are things. What we focus on, we become; what we resist persists. This is a universal law just like the law of gravity: what goes up must come down. Thoughts=Identity=Action=Consequences 
· “I Am” defines who you are 
· “Who are you?”

Ikigai for All! Discovering the Right Career for You

Finding a career that you love, the world needs, you can get paid for, and that you are good at can be tough. In this workshop we will look at some tools to help you discover the many careers out there and some ways to figure which one might be right for you.

Imagine the Possibilities: A Step by Step Guide to the California Community College System

This workshop will provide information on the process for enrolling in a community college including information on admissions, financial aid, orientation, and assessment. Come learn about the various degree programs available at your local community college and how to save money while getting a quality education.

In Lak’ech: “I am you, and you are me”
An Intimate Dialogue with Individuals that Can Relate with You

  • Armando Lomeli: MAAC/Nosotros Treatment Program
  • Location: Business and Technology (BT) Building, Room 303

This panel will provide the opportunity for attendees to listen to personal stories from men and women personally impacted by the criminal justice system. Panelist will share their narratives about growing up, unhealthy decision making and consequences (to themselves, family and their communities). Panelist will include individuals in various stages of reentry and recovery from substance abuse

The Journey To Success

  • Andrija Lopez: District Attorney’s Office
  • Location: Science (S) Building, Room 114

With the assistance and insight from two moderators (one from the District Attorney’s Office and one from the Public Defender’s Office), three individuals will recount their personal life struggles that lead them into the criminal justice system. It will be an intimate look into how these individuals overcame gang involvement, drug addition, and mental health issues and became success stories.

Life After High School-Why Going to College is Important

  • Linda Doughty and Connie TaborCal-SOAP
  • Location:  Science (S) Building, Room 212

What are my options after I graduate after high school? This workshop is intended to have a discussion about what you will need to do to prepare yourself for college and career so that you can prepare yourself for the next chapter in your life.

Preparing for Interviews

  • Em Jackson and  Leilany Lima-Training Specialists: CONNECT2Careers
  • Location: Business and Technology (BT) Building, Room 307

When it comes to interviews, preparation is the key to success. In this workshop participants will learn how to prepare for an interview—including research beforehand, how to dress to impress, and feeling confident answering difficult interview questions.

Science in the New Millennium: Jobs of the 21st Century

There are many good paying jobs available that require a strong science background. People think that science is too difficult when, in reality, the concepts are understandable when applied to topics that are of interest. In this session we will talk about jobs in science and how/where to get the proper education/training. Many of these jobs are familiar to you (doctor, nurse, chemist, engineer), but there are jobs in robotics, computer game design, nutrition and drug counseling, automotive design and other fields that require a science background. We will discuss what these jobs pay, how to get the appropriate training and other questions you may have.

Teaching Youth Principals of Non-Violence & Peace-Making

Ples will demonstrate, in simple terms, how to comprehend and apply principles of non-violence, with a focus on prevention in everyday life.

  • Skills and resources for managing conflict and becoming Peacemakers
  • Promotes understanding and repairing harm
  • Encourages building positive, supportive relationships
  • Teaches kindness and conflict resolution as well as forgiveness

What is Your Passion and What is Your Purpose?

This workshop will assist young adults ages 14-21 in exploring and discovering their purpose and passion in life. These students will complete various exercises and activities to help them search with in themselves on how to discover their purpose and passion in life.

Why You Should Care About Your Digital Life…..Because You NEVER Know Who’s Looking

Jon Moffat has been educating people of all ages about Internet safety for the past 11 years and has presented to over 111,000 youth/parents/youth service providers in San Diego County and beyond. He is excited to be invited to speak about the latest challenges we face in the digital world, and what we can do to protect ourselves in the future. This workshop will:

  • Show you the challenges you face protecting your reputation in the digital world.
  • Give real-life examples of how powerful Social Networks really are, and what you can do to protect yourself in the ever changing digital landscape.
  • Have fun while we learn something…I hope to see you there

You Ready for the Real World or Not?

What? Now I have to buy my own socks? Turning 18 doesn’t make you an automatic adult. Being an “adult” means you are emotionally, physically and financially equipped to face the day, every day. If you are not ready, what are you doing to get ready? Join us for an informational session filled with hard facts, resources and life lessons about being “grown up”.