AVENUES TO CONSCIOUS LIVING
AOL provides life skill development classes to youth ages 12-19. Through this program youth are able to actively engage in activities that offer them renewed sense of well-being, increase self-awareness, activate their dreams and develop some of the basic skills needed to enhance their futures. Topics include, financial literacy, etiquette, self-awareness, stress and anger management and various other topics.
AVENUES TO FINANCIAL LITERACY
This program is a partnership with local financial institutions and financial professionals that teaches youth the basics of managing their own personal finances and also managing finances for a small business.
AVENUES TO ENRICHMENT
AOL offers youth the opportunity to attend various enrichment excursions throughout the year. Enrichment excursions have included concerts, cultural museums, the LA Opera, career development seminars, post-secondary college tours and more. Ultimately, the goal of the Avenues to Enrichment program is to offer youth opportunities and experiences they might not have previously been afforded the opportunity to participate in.
AVENUES TO FILM XPERIENCE
This AOL program pairs AOL youth with film industry professionals that coach them through various segments of the film making process. Youth navigate through a fully outlined plan that takes them from casting vision of a film idea to producing their own short film. The entire experience is documented by the student and the industry professional guides them along the entire journey.
AVENUES TO MEDIA XPERIENCE
This program is currently in development
AVENUES TO MUSIC XPERIENCE
This is AOL’s flagship program, through the music Xperience, youth are provided with in-class (virtual) hands-on instruction from a music industry professional. Youth learn the basics of establishing a music career, an introduction to music production equipment and software, the basics of writing music and ultimately youth are supported by their industry professional coach in producing their own original piece of music for recording.
AVENUES TO SPORTS
AOL offers this disguised learning after school sports program as a mentoring component. Though this program, youth participate in mentoring opportunities under the guise of various sports activities. In addition, AOL provides sports skill building activities though this program in both basketball and football.
BUILDING YOUNG CHAMPIONS
This year AOL launched its flagship career readiness program “Building Young Champions”, this program exposes youth ages 16-19 to careers in skilled trades and technical careers. Our youth participants are placed in cohort groups and participate in a 16 week (40 session) hands-on career readiness program that teaches the basic of a particular trade or technical career field. Following the completion of their initial 12 weeks in the BYC workshops, students are able to utilize their newly acquired skills set in an on-site job placement with one of our corporate partners. Culminating students receive a stipend for their work experiences as well as a certificate of completion.