Human Services Career Enrichment Program

PROGRAM GOAL
The Human Services  Career Program is a community approach to educating our youth and young adults. It aims to put into practice the belief that it takes a “community to raise a child”. 
Our goal is to create a reciprocal learning environment  where CSS,  UFV and elementary students are learning together through relevant, engaging real life experiences.  The design of the program allows students to grow in their knowledge, establish meaningful relationships, impact  the lives of others and be transformed by being a mentor with younger students
Through this program we aim to promote school and community engagement, provide enrichment opportunities, increased school completion rates for both high school and university students  and increase transition rates to post secondary school.
PROGRAM OUTLINE
Grade 10: Planning 10 – Cohort:  all course content is delivered with an emphasis on applications to psychology and the helping professions.
Grade 11: Psychology 11 in timetable and quarterly cohort sessions with CSS teacher.
Grade 11/12:  Psychology 12 in timetable; choice of a minimum of 2 : Law 12, Social Justice 12, Leadership 12, PE Leadership 12, Family Studies 12
UFV Mentorship Program: Students will be paired with a UFV student with whom they will co-participate in off timetable sessions and attend a UFV class.
UFV Co-curricular Studies: Students will have the opportunity to enroll in a UFV first year course in their grade 12 year (tuition provided, approval required, applicable fees paid by student).
Work Experience: Grade 11 and 12 students will be placed in Human Services related placements with a service learning focus
Off timetable sessions: Peer Counselling (3), Friends, MindUp, Human Rights of Children, Cultural Awareness
Students will receive a certificate of recognition upon completion of the 3 year Human Services Career Program.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Fill out the application form (available through CSS website, counselling center, school program facilitator)
Provide references
Include required program courses on CSS course selection form
Attend mandatory student parent meeting (date to be announced)
PROGRAM GUIDELINES
Regular school and off timetable session attendance
Respect of Confidentiality and Ethical guidelines
Participation in mentorship relationship with UFV student Mentor