The IYS Afterschool Clubs are running 10 week sessions all school year long! This opportunity is available for youth ages 13 and up, and both clubs are always accepting new students!
Career Readiness Club:
Mondays or Wednesdays from 4PM – 6PM
Location: 115 North 10th Street
Students will feel empowered, taking charge of their future by leading their own career journey with this technically enhanced class. They will learn to explore job seeking through a career focused scope preparing them for the working world. This class is focused on workforce development and enhancement of technical skills. This includes finding a career, resume writing, Moc Interviews, and utilizing programs such as Canva, LinkedIn and Microsoft programs. (40 Slots available each session)
Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4PM – 7PM
Location: 1009 Main Street
Students will develop the culinary knowledge and practical skills needed to become entry level novice chefs. They will learn how to cook and bake and special culinary techniques needed to work in a restaurant setting. Skills include kitchen safety, nutrition, equipment knowledge, and food preparation. Working alongside special guests and industry professionals, students will grow to become experts in the kitchen. (14 slots available each session)
Youth are more than welcome to sign up for both clubs, parent/guardian must fill out the following form:
Additional Trainings the students in these after school programs will receive includes:
Integral Youth Services has partnered with Klamath Falls City and County School Districts to identify students living in transitional situations not deemed appropriate for night time residency. We also work to engage in the homeless communities, and post in public areas to help gain awareness of this program in hopes that these youth will participate.
The McKinney-Vento Act was created as a way to ensure all children are given equal opportunity to a fair and just education.
The purpose of the IYS McKinney-Vento Program is to meet the needs of at risk youth and ensure equal access for all students. IYS accomplishes this goal in the following ways:
Liaisons are trained to visit schools regularly, monitor attendance, and help advocate for kids with excessive missed days. The students and their parents work with the Liaisons on a regular basis to ensure that all needs are met and that all kids are taken care of. The goal of this program, and of the Liaisons is to ensure equal opportunity, and IYS wants to see the kids of the program succeed.
Eligibility criteria for assistance includes all public school students, preschool through 12th grade, who meet the definition of living in inadequate, temporary, or not fixed housing, established by the McKinney-Vento Act, the primary federal funding under of this program. Students or their parents sign a release of confidentiality agreement between IYS and the City or County School Districts. This permits IYS staff to serve as an advocate for students in the school system.