Purpose: Young people and their families will create their own Coat of Arms based on their hobbies, interests, and personality. They will choose colors, animals, and symbols and explain how they represent them.
Families come together to design and create their family crest by way of arts and crafts on paper or using community resources at the Kennedy High School Fab Lab. They use a key provided to identify colors, animals, and other symbols that align to their values and interests. Families then present their crests to share a little and learn more about each other. The session will end with a group conversation on how family values and student interests play a role in college and career choice.
Purpose: Students with assistance/support from their families will create a business plan for a service or product, thinking through intention, marketing, design, cost, and profit.
Based on the age-appropriate session, families and their students are introduced with a book on entreprenteurship or met with a panel of local entrepreneurs. Families come together to create a business plan using a guided worksheet handout. They will use the handout provided to create their business plan- intention behind the business (who, what, where, how, why?), design a logo and marketing plan, and figure out cost and profit. Familes then create a business flyer.
Purpose: Identify the intersection of interests and skills, find career pathways/career ladder to pursue that field, and different entry points with where they are now. Researching Colleges that match their field of interest/career pathway.