The Life Skills Academy has 4 domain areas Community Engagement, Daily Living, Higher Education and Identity & Healthy Relationships. Each domain is color coded to help you to identify and choose a variety of classes that meet your individual needs.

LSA classes are open to young people ages 16-22 unless stated otherwise. young people must register for each class they would like to take. If the class is at capacity, young people will need to wait until the class is offered again to attend.

Courses

A course consists of a span of 3-6 classes that cover a particular topic and have a set curriculum. Some courses allow LSA students to take a few classes of the course, others require students to take the entire course. LSA students are given a certificate for attending all classes in a course and are eligible to receive prizes and stipends after they have attended several courses and after they have attended a course in each domain.

Identity & Health Relationships Classes

LSA offers classes related to fitness, the Arts (dance, music, poetry, visual arts, etc.), safer sex education and cultural heritage. We also provide gender specific support groups.


Hip-Hop Poetry

February 28, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

fun, interactive class that teaches the importance of self-expression including music, rhymes, and lyrics. Youth are encouraged to bring their own poetry and lyrics to create songs during class. In this month we will be focusing on black history and the contribution of the African diaspora in Hip-Hop culture and the world. Instructor: Xian Bass 5:30pm-7:00pm

Daily Living Classes

LSA offers classes related to money management, career development, self-care and daily living essential skills.


Want To Be In TLP?

February 21, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This is an informative session for all young people who are interested in New Day’s transitional living program. This class is required in order to have a first interview and will be held once a month. Our program expectations and requirements will be explained. Come prepared with all of your questions! Instructor: Laura Sanchez 5:30pm-7:00pm

 

Self Healing Practices: Daily Movement towards Wellbeing!

February 27, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Daily movements towards well being! Come learn about herbs from Burque that are traditional and help heal the body. Instructor: Zoe Nye 4:00pm-6:30pm

Higher Education

LSA offers classes to help students develop their career plans.  Whether the goal is to complete a GED, get into college/trade school or land a job/internship, we have a class that can help.


Pizza Making 101

February 22, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come learn how to make pizza like the professionals at Dion’s pizza in a Professional kitchen. Instructor: Mark Furmanek 5:30pm-7:00pm

Self Healing Practices: Daily Movement towards Wellbeing!

February 27, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Daily movements towards well being! Come learn about herbs from Burque that are traditional and help heal the body. Instructor: Zoe Nye 4:00pm-6:30pm

Community Engagement

LSA offers classes to help students get integrated in their communities.  These classes help develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for mentorship and volunteering.


U.N.I.T.Y. Presents: Community Organizing 101

February 19, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Be a part of a community that wants to bring service, justice and a safe space for young people experiencing homelessness and have fun learning the basics of community organizing. Snacks will be provided 4:30pm-6:00pm

Unity Youth Leadership Team

February 26, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

(Uniting Neighborhoods Involving the Youth)All young people ages 16-22 are welcome. These meeting are for young people who are interested in creating change around young people experiencing homelessness, community needs and youth voice in the Life Skills Academy community. These meetings do not count for entering the TLP program. However, food and drinks are provided, community service is welcome and a possible stipend in the future may happen. Adult Lead: Nicole Leyba & Cesar Gonzalez 4:30pm-6:00pm