2018 Workshops


The Law and your Community
(Legal Rights and Community and Police Interaction)
The Law and Your Community (The Traffic Stop): an interactive scenario base presentation to develop, strengthen, and revitalize community and law enforcement relations. Come learn the do’s and don’ts when stop by law enforcement.
13 Reasons
(Abuse, Bullying, Sexting, etc)
Teenagers today have many issues that they face which cause them to second guess themselves or make poor decisions. Young people feel so much pressure to look a certain way, act a certain way, and to fit in with the popular crowd. Add in social media and now everything is displayed for the whole world to view. Getting likes on social sites and being visible is the new norm. Unfortunately, what happens is that no one is actually paying attention to their peer(s) in real life. Days go by without real contact or personal connection, and the teen who is suicidal or having suicide ideation go unnoticed; therefore creating the perfect stage for 13 Reasons.
The Talk- Round Table Discussion
(Parent/Law Enforcement and Kids)
A round table discussion: Building a stronger relationship between Law Enforcement and community Citizens. The Youths will have an opportunity to engage in conversation with Police Officers in the Community.
Equity in Education through Preparation This interactive workshop, designed for adults, and especially parents with children preparing to transition from middle school to high school, will focus on strategies that will help students to be as successful as they can be in their school settings. The workshop will address the following topics necessary for the foundations of equity in schools: Academic Attitude, Personal Accountability, and Social Interaction.
Stack Your Paper: Financial Planning Creating Spending Plans – or How to find Your Extra Money – where students learn the steps needed to map out their spending in order to have more money at the end of each week.  This starts with a game and ends with a Vote with your feet session.  Second topics is Setting SMART Goals – this seminar is perfect as an interactive vote with your feet activity then we divide into two groups who compete for creating their Goals.
Résumé Writing Representing yourself on paper is a huge part of convincing an employer that you are the professional that they’re looking for. Teaching how to create a great Professional Profile Statement.
All The Way Up
Real Talk/Different World
(Transition from HS to College)
NOVA Woodbridge student members from the MAN UP Minority Male Program and WISE (Women In Search of Excellence) will host “Real Talk” Q&A sessions with student participants about the transition process from high school to college. This interactive workshop is guaranteed to be engaging for all attendees.
My Brother’s Keeper The focus of the “My Brother’s Keeper” workshop is to foster a discussion or storytelling session from brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity who will share their thoughts on brotherhood & accountability and how their interpretation of it has grown as they’ve grown as men. I want each panelist to be allotted time to share their perspective. 
My Sister’s Keeper Empower young women and their parents to see the importance of positive connections with themselves and those around them.  Providing techniques and tools to show them how to be kind, encouraging, protective, knowledgeable and respectful in their lives and the community around them.  Teaching them accountability for their choices and helping guide them to make wise decisions.
Cash Cents Achieving financial wealth is very achievable goal when you start early. This work shop will be centered around understanding financial management at an early age.
Another Way Up
(Technical Certifications) (IT, Electrical, etc)
This workshop is designed to explore, engage, and teach participants about many of the educational options and programs available at Northern Virginia Community College. Topics covered will include transitioning to NOVA as a first-year student, NOVA degree programs of study, career readiness programs, student life, and much more. This is a workshop that you will not want to miss!
Computer Game Design Participants of this workshop will enjoy the experience of learning how to design computer games.
College Panel
(The College Experience)
This is another Round Table experience where the Youths will have an opportunity to engage with college students who are presently students or have previously experienced the college campus life.
An interactive workshop focusing on teaching our Youths some basic fundamentals and characteristics of leadership.
(Information-College Admissions)
Presentation focused on application deadlines, preparation of the personal statement, what it means for an institution to be accredited, and how to communicate with the admissions office.
(Technology-IT Certifications)
A workshop that will be centered around educated Youths with knowledge on how an IT Certification can benefit you throughout your professional journey.
Financial Aid Paperwork A workshop designed to teach college bound young adults about the process, documents, and avenues of how to achieve financial aide.