Working productively within a team is vital for success in nearly every industry and workplace, so teaching teamwork skills further strengthens our ready to work programs. Whereas the Ready to Work (RTW) Course focuses on the skills that a teen needs to find and secure a job, Team Up focuses on key soft skills that employers find lacking in the workforce: problem-solving, critical thinking, innovation and creativity, and communication.
TSS staff have extensive experience in teaching team-building and problem-solving skills to teens. They have developed a set of experiential activities that incorporate both RTW and interpersonal skills. During the 26-hour course, teens will learn to become effective team players.
Course content combines lecture, engaging exercises and group discussion interspersed with interactive icebreakers, group challenges/initiatives/games, shared experiences that require teamwork to achieve tangible goals, personal reflection time and facilitated debriefs. Through these activities, students gain:
Rose Marie Piper Foundation
Vadasz Family Foundation
Sydney and John Randazzo
Judy Scotchmoor and Roland Gangloff
Creative Sonoma (Tree of Possibilties project)
Sonoma Plein Air Foundation (Tree of Possibilties project)