GIVING BACK TO STUDENTS: How everyone can leverage their professional skills to make a difference • Presenters: • Allison DeeganRegionalized Business Services Coordinator, Business Advisory Services • Eric HassBusiness Advisory Services Manager, Business Advisory Services • Keith CraftonInterim Director, Business Advisory Services • Bill DeeganBusiness Advisory Services Manager, Business Advisory Services
Many ways to give back • Today we will introduce you to just a few of the ways you can give back to support students throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. • The opportunities we will cover include: • 1. Academic Bowl / Student Worker Program – Eric Hass • 2. Operation Graduation – Keith Crafton • 3. Very Special Arts Festival / Academic Decathlon – Bill Deegan • 4. Road to Success Academy / Division of Student Programs – Allison Deegan • We will also provide you with details on how to volunteer and provide time for questions and discussion.
Why give back? • Payoffs from getting involved: • Learning – new professional and personal skills, new knowledge about LACOE programs and students • Experience – put it right on you resume and promotion applications, plus offer experience/expertise you already have • Networking – meet new people from LACOE and beyond • Personal Satisfaction -- helping your community and the world
Academic bowl • What is the Academic Bowl? • Who competes? • Who judges? • How are competitors selected? • Who helps make it happen? • How can I get involved?
Student worker program • What is SWEET? • How did SWEET begin? • What divisions can participate? • How long is the department commitment? • What do the students learn? • What do the mentors learn? • How can I become involved?
Operation graduation • What is Operation Graduation? • Who is graduating? • How much time must I devote? • Who helps make it happen? • How can I get involved?
Very special arts festival • 85 School Busses converging on Downtown Los Angeles • Nearly 2000 Student Artists and Entertainers preparing for a year • Nervous, excited, proud…ecstatic! • Thousands of Educators, Administrators, Drivers and Volunteers • What’s going on? • Where are we going? • Get ready to be entertained and to have your mind blown • You’d better bring tissues and be prepared for your heart to soar
Academic decathlon • Do you want to find a way to renew your faith in society? • Can you spend a day or two with us? • Let’s dispel grumbling rumors about the younger generation • Explode the myth of the unmotivated, inarticulate teens of America • Get ready to learn • Get ready to be amazed • Take my hand • Let’s fly
Road to success academy • How it started • Leveraging special skills to contribute to LACOE students and mission – expertise on at-risk girls • Long-term commitment – now in its fifth year • Professional development /experience payoff • Networking across LACOE • How to get involved with RTSA
Division of student programs • How it started • Leveraging special skills to contribute to LACOE students and mission – grant writing / fundraising / community partnerships • Long-term commitment – now in its fifth year • Professional development /experience payoff • Networking across LACOE to enhance programs • How to get involved with DSP
How to get involved • Assess your time, skills and interests • Review LACOE-based opportunities (see handout/app) • Get supervisor support in advance • Participate with a friend • Suggest additional activities to give back • Document and share your experiences • Celebrate service to students
THANK YOU! • Questions?