Electives / Programs
Electives and Special programs at Alternative Youth Activities, Inc.
- AYA serves students in the ninth through twelfth grades.
- In collaboration with Coos County School District, students at very high risk of dropping out of school participate in tutoring, mentoring, leadership development, and summer enrichment programs.
Cornerstone Knowledge is an education company whose mission is to help students build solid, well-rounded learning foundations with which to launch successful lives. We offer individualized tutoring to help students get back on track or challenge them to push ahead. We also offer classes for all ages to round out current education with specialized topics, emotional skills, and even training that can boost a career.
Aquaponics, the passion of our Executive Director, which is project based learning, refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.
Career Readiness and Experience
Students as they prepare for completing High School need to develop the skills and experience necessary to make it in the employment world. AYA focuses on building resume and cover letter writing as well as having community presentations on the job skills and career readiness, as well as help to connect students to job training’s and opportunities for employment. AYA also awards elective credit for students who are already working jobs and or volunteering in the community. Students are giving the opportunity to visit employment agencies and to take two trips to Job Corps for tours.
Students as they prepare to be an adult need to build the skills necessary for living in the world. This class focuses students on being responsible, getting their drivers license, food handling card, the process of setting up a bank account, and basic life skills, as well as providing conflict resolution education.
Students are given the opportunity to speak their minds and to have conversations recorded and broadcast-ed through the KJAJ Radio station. Some conversations students have had relate to LGBT rights, student life, and spirit photography. In the upcoming year, the students plan to have more in depth conversations on the radio.