The Walkabout Program Where Foundations are Built for College and Beyond: For Your Senior Year Preparation for College and Career: 1. Experiences In the Classroom: Relevant Academic and Practical Skills. 2. Experiences Outside the Classroom: Professional Skills, Confidence, and Direction. Applied Academics Career Internship Service Learning Wilderness Community: Students & Staff Work Together. Our Students: *Want a Challenging Senior Year. *Want Freedom to Explore their Interests Inside and Outside the Classroom. Our School: Fox Meadow Campus, Yorktown. Preparation for College: * You’ll Get All the Credits You Need for the Senior Year. * Time Management & Organizational Skills: Academic work is part of all challenge areas. * Walkabout Can Set You Apart During College Application Process. Background: * Established in 1977. * Small School: 25-40 Students. * Diverse School: 10-15 Participating School Districts (Briarcliff, Ossining, Bronxville, etc). * Selective: Multiple Applicants for Each Spot. Background: * 95% of Walkabout graduates go on to college. * Validated by NYS Ed Dept., Title-IV-C as a “program that works.” * Named one of the top 40 experientially oriented programs in the US by the National Institute of Education. 5 Challenge Areas: * Internship 10 weeks * Applied Academics 18 weeks * Service Learning 4 weeks * Wilderness 2 weeks * Presentations 1 week Orientation *Program Philosophy & Goals. *Define Your Goals & Group Goals. *Begin Building the Group. Two 5-Day Backpacking Trips *September: Catskill Mountains *May: Adirondack Mountains Backpacking: Begin your senior year with a one of a kind experience. We teach you everything you need to know. *Discover Your Strengths and Leadership Skills. *Begin Building the Community. *Gym Credit. Build Community & New Friendships. Leadership Skills. Clarify Goals. Gain Confidence. Gym Credit! Service Learning Service Learning Project 3-4 Weeks in October: *Volunteer with a non-profit organization. *Gain professional & academic skills. *Continued Academics. Sample Service Learning Projects •A.S.P.C.A. •Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk •American Civil Liberties Union •Mt. Kisco Boys Club •American Red Cross •Museum of Natural History •Amnesty International •Open Door Family Medical Center •Briarcliff Nursery School •Ossining Children’s Center •Bronx Zoo •PACE Environmental Center •Burke Rehabilitation Center •Peekskill Animal Hospital •First Steps School •Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Program •Food Bank for Westchester •Phelps Memorial Hospital •Graham Windham •Phoenix Academy •Green Chimneys •Sierra Club International •Greenburgh Nature Center •Stuarts Farm •Greenpeace •Teatown Reservation •Habitat for Humanity •The RiverKeeper •Harrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps •United for Peace and Justice •Head Start Program •Walden School •Hudson River Sloop Clearwater •Ward Pound Ridge Reservation •Jacob Burns Film Center •WESPAC •March of Dimes •Wolf Conservation Center AND MANY MORE... Angelica: PACE Environmental Center, Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Tyler: Jacob Burns Film Center’s Media Arts Lab Alia: United for Peace & Justice, NYC Brian: Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk Kelly and Jordan: Wolf Conservation Center Applied Academics Applied Academics: Two Concentrated 9-Week Blocks *Fall: November – January *Spring: March – May (Academics are a Component of All Challenge Areas) Applied Academics: Skills for college and life: *Academic skills for college. *Practical skills for the ‘real world.’ *Freedom to explore personal interests. Relevant Classes that Engage You: Economics Class – Professional Skills. Focus on Discussions and Writing: Creative Writing & Philosophy Classes. Focus on Research Projects: Sustainability Class - Kira’s Presentation on Waste Management. Your Passions Outside of School Become Part of School: Cultural Studies Elective. Students in the Role of Teachers: Eva’s Presentation About Her Service Learning Project in Peru. Explore the Art of Visual Expression: Photography Elective – Studio Shoot Going Deeper into the Art of Film: Film Studies Elective. Credits: 4 – 6 - English 1 - Social Studies 1 - Contemporary Issues 1 - College Skills .5 - Physical Education 1 Electives: 1-2 - Cultural Studies - Philosophy - Photography - Film Studies - Science - Art AND MANY MORE… Freedom to Explore Your Interests: Independent Studies. Independent Study Projects 1 to 1 with a Mentor: *Photojournalism *Neuropsychology *The Vision Quest *Astronomy *Ethnobotany *Fashion Design *Japanese Culture *Poetry Expanded Learning Environment: Exploring the Metropolitan Museum. Exploring the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Class Trip to the Madden Outdoor Education Center. Career Internship Career Internship 8-10 Weeks January – March: *Insight & direction for college & career: college-level experience. *Professional & academic skills. *Explore interests & discover new ones. Sample Career Internships •Accion International Micro Finance •Gleneden Dressage, Bedford •Adirondack Council •HERE Theater Company, NYC •Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation •Hisham Oumlil Showroom •Artemis Records •Hudson Valley Motorcycles •Betsey Johnson Showroom •IMG Models •Braunstein & Zuckerman Esqs. •Jean-Jacques Culinary Creations •Brian Moore Guitars •JLO by Jennifer Lopez •Burchetta Glassblowing Studio •Kareem Black Photography •Capitol Records •K-ROCK 92.3 FM •Carole A. Feuerman Studio •Martha Graham Dance Company •Catskill Animal Sanctuary •Merrill Lynch •Central Park Conservancy •Metropolitan Museum of Art •Clinton Recording Studio •Miller Motorcars, Greenwich •Costa Rica: Center for Sustainable •Mt. Kisco Sports Medicine Development •Museum of Illustration •Crabtree’s Kittle House •Cross River Animal Hospital •DiReggio Advertising •Gilt- The Palace Hotel Continued on Next Slide Sample Career Internships •Museum of Natural History •Spin Magazine •Namibia: Nordkamp Center, Katutura •Sony Records •New York Aquarium •St. Agnes Children’s Hospital •New York Botanical Garden •Sugar Maple Horse Farm •New York Medical College •Taconic Outdoor Education Center •New York School for the Deaf •Tandem Graphics •New York State Supreme Court •Time Line Video •NYU Child Study Center •Tribeca Film Festival •Ossining Police Department •Triple Five Soul •PACE Environmental Center •Vibe Magazine •Phelps Memorial Hospital •Wax Poetics, Brooklyn •Pines Bridge School •Westchester Broadway Theater •Poets and Writers, NYC •Williams Image Group, NYC •Prudential Securities •Writers House Literary Agency •Rain Lake Productions •Zen Media Group •Royal Crowne Plaza •Zoo York •SHUT Skateboards, NYC •Sky View Nursing Home •Sleep-Wake Disorders Research Center And Many More… Bell: Photography with Kareem Black Miguel: Micro Finance - Accion International Josh: Clinton Recording Studios, NYC Nicole: Microbiology - New York Medical College Rob: Artemis Records, NYC – Talent Scout Halley: Fashion Management - IMG Models Thea & Nicole: Phelps Hospital - Mental Health Asha: Journalism - Vibe Magazine, NYC Alexa & Claire: Art - Carole Feuerman, Artist Long Distance Internships: Students have worked all over the U.S. & the world… * NGO in Rural Mexico * Art School in Brazil * Master Chef in Israel * Hollywood Casting Agent * Dolphin Research in the Florida Keys Katrina: Namibia - Nordkamp Center, Katutura Jen: Costa Rica – Avian Studies Jen – Graduate Field Work in Peru. Jen – Graduate Field Work in Bolivia. Presentations: Our “Graduation”: * Each student talks briefly about their growth and accomplishments during the year to an audience of fellow students, friends, and family. * (You graduate with your home school). After Walkabout: College & Beyond * Graduates tell us their Walkabout experiences helped them get the most out of college. Tyler: Hunter College Haley: New York University Phoebe: Cooper Union – School of Art Cheryl: Cornell University Sample College Acceptances 2000-Present •Adelphi University •Cornell University •Air Force Academy •College of the Atlantic •Alfred University •College of the Redwoods •American College •College of Saint Rose •AmeriCorps •Culinary Institute of America •Arizona State University •Dartmouth College •Art Institute of Boston •Dean College •Art Institute of Philadelphia •Delaware State College •Bard College •Dutchess Community College •Baruch College •Eckerd College •Bennington College •Emerson College •Berklee College of Music •Embry-Riddle Aeronautical •Boston University •Eugene Lang College •Brandeis University •Evergreen College •Bryn Mawr College •Fairleigh Dickinson University •Carnegie Mellon University •Fashion Institute of Technology •Catholic University of America •Florida State University •Cazenovia College •Fordham University •Champlain College •Franklin Pierce College •Clark University •Georgetown University •Columbia University •George Washington University •Colorado State University •Goddard College •Concordia University •Green Mountain College •Connecticut College Continued… Sample College Acceptances 2000-Present •Hampshire College •Newberry College •Hartwick College •New England College •Hofstra University •New York University •Howard University •Northeastern University •Ithaca College •Northern Arizona State •John Jay College of Criminal Justice •Northern Colorado University •Johnson and Wales •University of Notre Dame •The Juilliard School •NOLS Patagonia •Keene State College •Oberlin College •Kenyon College •Ohio Wesleyan University •Keuka College •Onandaga College •Lafayette College •Pace University •LaSalle University •Parsons School of Design •Lewis & Clark College •Paul Smith’s College •Long Island University •Penn State University •Lynchburg College •Plymouth State •Marlboro College •Pratt Institute •Marymount College •Queens College •Mount Saint Mary College •Quinnipiac University •Manhattan College •Rhode Island School of Design •Manhattanville College •Roger Williams University •Mount Holyoke College •College of Mount St. Vincent Continued… Sample College Acceptances 2000-Present •Rochester Institute of Technology •Trinity College •Rollins College •Tufts University •Rutgers University •University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) •Sage Junior College of Albany •University of Arizona •Saint Michael’s College •University of Connecticut •University of Delaware SUNY: •University of Denver Boulder •Albany •University of Hartford •Binghamton •University of Maryland •Buffalo •University of Massachusetts Amherst •Cobleskill •University of Massachusetts Dartmouth •College of Environmental Science and Forestry •University of Miami •Cortland •University of New Hampshire •Delhi •University of New Haven •Fredonia •University of New Mexico •Geneseo •University of Oregon •New Paltz •University of Rhode Island •Oneonta •University of Rochester •Oswego •University of South Carolina •Plattsburgh •University of Vermont •Potsdam •University of Wisconsin •Purchase •Vassar College •Stony Brook •Wagner College •Westchester •Warren Wilson College Final Thoughts: You get the best of both worlds at Walkabout: *Stay connected to what you love about your home school: sports, clubs, and your friends. *Have a senior year that prepares you for college and life. Interested in Learning More? *Sign-Up for a Visit. *Talk to Your Guidance Counselor. Questions? Call Rob Angiello 914-248-3612 firstname.lastname@example.org Walkabout is a program of Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.
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