2006-2007 W.O.R.K./J.F.Y. Program
LaGuardia Community College
Workforce Education Center-Division of Adult and Continuing
Agenda/Topics to Be Covered
The W.O.R.K. Program is a year long (October, 2004
– June, 2005) Saturday Academic Enrichment
program for currently enrolled New York City High
School students. The main purpose of the program is
to help students remain in school, gain their high
school diploma and attend a competitive college.
Instruction is provided on Saturdays from 9am to
3pm. In addition to developing and enhancing their
academic ability/aptitude, students will be paid a
stipend for attendance and participation. Those
students who successfully complete the program
receive automatic placement in LaGuardia’s Summer
Youth Employment Program (SYEP) where they will
receive a summer job and be paid the state minimum
wage for a period of 6-8 weeks.
(In alphabetical order) Main Office Number (718) 482-5340
Adjoa Gzifa – Associate Director, Family Institute (x5347)
Tyrone Ford –Youth Programs Coordinator (x5349)
Albert Curley – Workforce Education Center Counselor (x5168)
Pamela Judkins – Follow-Up Counselor (x5171)
Elaine Merchant – Program Assistant (x5340)
M’Shell Patterson – Jobs For Youth Coordinator (x5398)
The W.O.R.K./J.F.Y. Program is a full-day, comprehensive
program that runs on Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00
Attendance is mandatory.
You are expected to be on time.
Inappropriate excuses to leave the program during the
day will not be entertained. You are expected to come
prepared for class or any other scheduled activity
One break will be given during lunch, any classroom
break is given at the instructor's discretion.
All personal needs must be taken care of during your
If you are going to be late or absent you must call the
As in any school: NO HATS, DOO RAGS, BEEPERS,
CELL PHONES, BOX CUTTERS AND ANY OTHER
MATERIALS INAPPROPRIATE FOR A COLLEGE
All required documents must be on file for a student to
be officially enrolled
Inappropriate attire will not be permitted in the
classroom, this includes: TANK TOPS, SHORTS,
SHORT DRESSES, HALTER TOPS OR OTHER
REVEALING CLOTHING, SLACKS THAT ARE
HANGING BELOW YOUR WAIST OR VULGAR TSHIRTS .
CONDUCT and BEHAVIOR
Our expectation of you is the same as those of your employer
or future employer. You will be treated as a mature young
adult capable of carrying out and fulfilling your obligations.
Therefore, in the spirit of the "Full Value Contract", you are
expected to abide by the guidelines of the W.O.R.K./J.F.Y.
Program and to behave and conduct yourself in accordance
with the rules and regulations of the College.
1. NO PROFANITY is allowed in this program.
2. Good manners and RESPECT are expected.
3. No fighting or arguing on campus or while involved with the Program
activities. If there is a problem, please discuss the matter with a staff person.
4. NO SLEEPING or slouching during classroom activities. Walking in-and-out
of class will not be tolerated.
5. You are expected to complete all classroom and homework assignments on
6. You are responsible for all materials and equipment assigned to you. The
materials must be returned in good condition and the equipment treated with
care and respect.
7. Active participation in all Program activities is required.
CONDUCT and BEHAVIOR cont…
8. You are expected to respond when called upon, to respect other classmates,
and to listen when someone else is speaking.
9. You are expected to bring to class, a notebook, two pencils and a ball point
10. NO food or drinks are allowed in the classrooms or computer labs.
11. Disruptive, disrespectful or uncooperative behavior will result in a parental
conference and possible termination from the program.
12. Smoking is not allowed in the building. Illegal drugs of any kind will
warrant immediate dismissal and possible arrest by the NYC Police
13. Winter or light coats must be removed for class. Only headwear that is
recognized as part of a cultural or religious attire will be permitted in class.
14. Do not play radios or "walkman" in class or in the vicinity of classrooms or
computer labs. Violation of this policy will result in the confiscation of said
items. All "walkman' and portable CD players will be turned in to the
coordinator and will be returned to you at the end of the day.
15. Beepers and portable telephones are not allowed. Should anyone need to
reach you in the event of an EMERGENCY, they can call the program office at
(718) 482-5340. The message will be forwarded in a timely fashion.
Students will participate in a one day orientation which discusses the
rules and regulations of the program, the Division of Adult and
Continuing Education and the College. A tour of the College is
provided so that students can become acquainted with the facilities
that they can utilize during the academic year.
Academic Skills Preparation
Students will participate in classroom instruction focused on math
enhancement and analytical reading and writing skills.
Occupational Skills Training
This component of the program provides instruction in Word
Processing and Spreadsheet preparation.
Career Exploration and Development
Students will learn about various work experiences based on their
interest and ability.
Case Management Counseling:
Case Management Counseling is an integral part of the program.
Beginning with orientation, students will be able to see a program
counselor whenever the need arises.
Program Activities cont…
Students will participate in a number of workshops and field
trips providing increased positive, personal and group
appreciation of multiculturalism -plays, musicals, dance
activities, and films will help to increase students awareness.
Participants are required to develop and implement a
community service plan dealing with an issue or challenge of
interest they deem critical in their community.
Portfolio Development/Career Project
All participants will be required to develop a portfolio that
demonstrates progress. It will include: rough drafts,
completed assignments, resumes, cover letters, community
service plan, essays, and exam scores.
Program Activities cont…
All students will be provided with supportive services throughout the
program. Including referrals for child care, medical services,
substance abuse, HIV counseling, and violence prevention services.
This College Prep program will provide participants with effective test
taking strategies and test preparation to help you be successful on
the SAT test. A college essay seminar will provide an opportunity for
you to learn the components of an effective college admissions
essay. A parent seminar will be included to discuss timetables,
evaluating colleges, applications, finances and applying for
All students will be taught how to make informed decisions, how to
make money, the art of budgeting, banking, saving, investing and
how credit works.
Saturday, December 11, 2004 – Sunday, December 12, 2004
All students enrolled in the W.O.R.K./J.F.Y. program are required
to attend the Leadership Weekend Trip at Boys & Girls Harbor.
The trip consists of High & Low Ropes activities, peer bonding,
leadership skills, age-appropriate games and physical tests
that encourage personal confidence, problem solving and
Transportation and meals are covered by the program.
The entire program staff serve as chaperones for the trip.
Parental education and involvement plays a
critical role in the design of W.O.R.K./J.F.Y.
students. Parents and guardians are
encouraged to participate in the program by
attending activities and providing meaningful
support and encouragement.
Attend Parent/Teacher/Program Conferences
Participate in Parent Educational Meetings
Volunteer time and skills to Program
Support students academically
Invite questions from parents/students