As a new school year begins, so do new learning opportunities at the Old Fire House Teen Center (OFH), 16510 NE 79th St.
Due to extra monetary support, the OFH will be open an extra two days per week (Mondays and Tuesdays). This will allow the staff at OFH to give young people, ages 13-19, additional ways to broaden their horizons. Registration is underway for these FREE self-improvement workshops:
• “Applying for College,” Tuesdays, Sept. 16, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m. Learn how to fill out applications, factors that influence college acceptance and preparation for admissions tests.
• “Writing a College Essay,” Tuesdays Sept. 23, Oct. 14 and Nov. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Eleventh and 12th grade students are invited. Learn how to write compelling essays in your own voice and stand out from the crowd.
• “Paying for College,” Tuesdays Sept. 30, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18 from 6-8 p.m., featuring tips on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other information about government or private aid programs.
Supplies for these college prep workshops are provided and parents are also welcome to attend.
• Math Remediation Tutoring, Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m., Oct. 7-Dec. 9. Enhance your understanding of basic math, up to and including algebra.
• Resume/Cover Letter Writing, Tuesdays, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 from 3:30-5 p.m.
A guide to preparing resumes and cover letters for jobs, college applications, internships, scholarships and more. Participants will receive group and one-on-one professional assistance.
• Interviewing/Communication Skills, Tuesdays Oct. 14 and Nov. 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. Understand how to communicate and conduct yourself to get or keep a job. Learn helpful tips in a supportive, realistic and professional environment.
For information about these programs, contact Chris Cullen, program coordinator at the OFH, (425) 556-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.theoldfirehouse.org.