Ignite Interest to Fuel Success


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The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus Hall Campus prides itself on providing students with work-based learning experiences through an extensive
network of partnerships. In addition to opportunities in the hospitality industry, students explore a broad range of career options and learn about the education and training requirements for occupations that match their career interests. In this session students will share their experiences and how these have exponentially impacted their college and career choices.
Presenters: Sharifa Alphonso, Adam Breier, Kareen Francis, Niasia Greenidge-James, Raaqima McRae, and Natassia Wallen, AOHT

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  • Ignite Interest to Fuel Success

    1. 1. “Ignite Interest to Fuel Success”
    2. 2. #nafnext Academy of Hospitality and Tourism AOHT at Erasmus Hall Campus 911 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226 Adam D. Breier, Principal
    3. 3. #nafnext Presenters • Adam Breier, Principal • Kareen Francis, NAF Coordinator • Sharifa Alphonso, Student Ambassador • Niasia Greenidge- James, Student Ambassador • Raaqima McRae, Student Ambassador • Natassia Wallen, Student Ambassador
    4. 4. #nafnext Our History • Initial design process began at NAF Summer Institute for Professional Development Conference (San Diego, 2005) • AOHT Design Team worked diligently until… AOHT opened its doors to students September 2006
    5. 5. #nafnext Our Community Demographics • Flatbush, a community in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, has several neighborhoods.
    6. 6. #nafnext Our School Demographics • Our school population is a direct reflection of the Flatbush community. Most of our students are first generation immigrants. • Almost half our students are from families with income below the poverty line and consequently qualify for free or reduced cost lunch.
    7. 7. #nafnext Our Core Values COMMUNITY Members of a strong community work with a sense of belonging, family, and camaraderie. RESPECT Respect for one’s self and others allows for meaningful interactions that build lifelong relationships. LEADERSHIP Leaders set the pace of an organization and model the skills and behaviors necessary for a team’s success. GROWTH Growth is facilitated through continual reflection and action. RESPONSIBILITY We earn trust and respect from others when we accept and fulfill our responsibilities. SUCCESS Success comes when we accomplish our personal and professional goals.
    8. 8. #nafnext Dressed For Success
    9. 9. #nafnext Dressed for Success
    10. 10. #nafnext Our Advisory Board Our Advisory Board, Friends of AOHT: • Supports us by speaking and recruiting guest speakers for our annual Career Day • Assists with preparing students for internships by conducting mock interviews • Provides job shadow opportunities • Provides industry related internships • Recruits other corporate partners to assist in guiding students
    11. 11. #nafnext Dressed For Success at Friends of AOHT Fund-raising Dinner
    12. 12. #nafnext AOHT Students and Career Day Speakers Share Networking Lunch at Career Day 2013
    13. 13. #nafnext Vincent Rey from Cincinnati Bengals Career Day 2013
    14. 14. #nafnext National Honor Society Induction
    15. 15. #nafnext Our Partners • Junior Achievement New York • Exploring • W!SE (Working in Support of Education) • College Now • Medgar Evers Talent Search
    16. 16. #nafnext Our Partners Cont’d • Bottom Line • Futures and Options • Selective Corporation Internship Program (SCIP)
    17. 17. #nafnext Junior Achievement of New York (JANY) is a non- profit organization that connects volunteers with students in grades K-12. Through in-class activities, after-school programs, and workplace experiences, students acquire the confidence they need to succeed in their future careers and in life. Junior Achievement of New York’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
    18. 18. #nafnext Junior Achievement New York Activities • Junior Achievement American Express Job Shadow • Junior Achievement La Prairie • ABC Disney - Junior Achievement Job Shadow • Accenture Junior Achievement International Women’s Day Resume Writing Workshop • Disney Motion Picture/Junior Achievement Job Shadow • L’Oreal USA/Junior Achievement of New York Job Shadow • Junior Achievement High School Heroes • Junior Achievement of New York Annual Gala • ING Direct Café • JANY University at Long Island University • Young Women’s Leadership Conference at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft • Harry Winston Jewelry Job Shadow • IWC Schaffhausen Annual Christmas Party
    19. 19. #nafnext AOHT Students at JANY Job Shadow La Prairie, Switzerland
    20. 20. #nafnext AOHT Students at JANY Job Shadow La Prairie, Switzerland
    21. 21. #nafnext On the set of “The Chew” during JANY Job Shadow at ABC Disney
    22. 22. #nafnext Junior Achievement Annual Gala at Gotham Hall
    23. 23. #nafnext JANY Job Shadow K&L Gates Law Firm
    24. 24. #nafnext Young Women's Leadership Conference Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
    25. 25. #nafnext Junior Achievement University Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
    26. 26. #nafnext JANY High School Heroes Park Slope Elementary - PS 282
    27. 27. #nafnext JANY High School Heroes Park Slope Elementary - PS 282
    28. 28. #nafnext JANY Business Plan Competition
    29. 29. #nafnext JANY Business Plan Semi-Finals Presentation
    30. 30. #nafnext Junior Achievement Resume Writing Workshop at Accenture
    31. 31. #nafnext “Get Reel With Your Dreams” Students with Sade Baderinwa, ABC 7 News Anchor, at Lincoln Center Institute. They attended acting, photography, wardrobe and theater workshops.
    32. 32. #nafnext Student with Actor, Sean Ringgold
    33. 33. #nafnext AOHT Students at JANY Job Shadow at Clarins
    34. 34. #nafnext JANY American Express Career Day
    35. 35. #nafnext Exploring Learning for Life Career Education Program Developed by The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America, Exploring is a school-to-career and school-to- higher education program that delivers worksite-based learning experiences. Through this program, students learn about careers at companies, governmental agencies and community-based organizations. The program at each company, agency, and organization is based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, service learning, character education, and leadership experience.
    36. 36. #nafnext We Have Explored Careers at: • Denihan Hospitality Group • Smart Technologies • Silvercup Studios • Signature Theater • The Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor • PricewaterhouseCoopers • New York University Langone Medical Center • Brookdale University Hospital • Credit Suisse • Kings County District Attorney
    37. 37. #nafnext
    38. 38. #nafnext Exploring Careers at NYU Medical Center
    39. 39. #nafnext Exploring Careers at Signature Theater AOHT students with Ruben Santiago – Hudson, an American actor and playwright, who has won national awards for his work in both areas. He plays Captain Roy Montgomery in ABC's Castle.
    40. 40. #nafnext Students at Sofitel Hotel with Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey, from the television series “Chopped”
    41. 41. #nafnext AOHT Students Exploring Careers The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor
    42. 42. #nafnext An AOHT Student Exploring Careers The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor
    43. 43. #nafnext AOHT Students at AT&T Summer Exploring at Camp Keowa
    44. 44. #nafnext AOHT Students at AT&T Summer Exploring at Camp Keowa
    45. 45. #nafnext AOHT Students at AT&T Summer Exploring at Camp Keowa
    46. 46. #nafnext AOHT Student at AT&T Summer Exploring at Camp Keowa
    47. 47. #nafnext New York City Academies • Annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day • Toastmasters International • American Management Association Annual Student Conference • Internships
    48. 48. #nafnext AOHT at American Management Association Annual Student Conference Student workshops included Interviewing Skills, Networking Skills, and Business Etiquette
    49. 49. #nafnext Students at Roosevelt Hotel on the balcony where “Man on a Ledge” was filmed.
    50. 50. #nafnext Groundhog Job Shadow Day at Sherry Netherland Hotel
    51. 51. #nafnext An AOHT Toastmaster graduate with Cheryl Wills, NY1 News Anchor, at Toastmasters Graduation
    52. 52. #nafnext AOHT Students Toastmasters International Graduation
    53. 53. #nafnext College Now is CUNY’s largest collaborative program with the New York City secondary public school system. The program offers dual enrollment and college-readiness programs in more than 350 NYC high schools and enrolls close to 20,000 students annually. In all, there are seventeen campus-based College Now programs which are overseen by a central office. Although the program varies from school to school and campus to campus, they are similar in terms of overall structure, implementation and goals.
    54. 54. #nafnext W!SE (Working in Support of Education) W!SE’s innovative and exciting programs empower students with the essential skills and experiences they need to participate fully in an increasingly complex global economy. W!SE has the expertise and experience to succeed; a long-standing reputation for quality programs, materials and professional services, and strong relationships with schools, teachers, and the private sector.
    55. 55. #nafnext Medgar Evers Educational Talent Search Program The Educational Talent Search Program was developed through the Higher Education Act of 1965. The Program identifies low-income and first-generation college students to provide them with encouragement, support and assistance. The mission of Educational Talent Search is, specifically, to identify and encourage eligible youth in grades six through twelve, and out-of-school youth up to the age of 27, to finish high school and enroll in post-secondary education. Services include small group tutoring, academic and personal counseling, college campus tours, test taking, time management skills training and counseling, workplace tours and job shadowing opportunities.
    56. 56. #nafnext Medgar Evers Educational Talent Search 2013 at Independence Hall, Pennsylvania
    57. 57. #nafnext Medgar Evers Educational Talent Search Program 2013 at Hershey Chocolate World, Pennsylvania
    58. 58. #nafnext The Selective Corporate Internship Program (SCIP) is a six-week program designed to provide a corporate experience for rising high school juniors and seniors. During the internship, the students meet with corporate executives from leading companies, attend corporate site visits, sharpen their technical and writing skills, learn about business etiquette, and much more. SCIP offers a rare inside view of corporate America. Participants develop lifelong friendships and the skills and confidence necessary to fulfill their potential.
    59. 59. #nafnext AOHT Students With Other SCIP 2012 Interns
    60. 60. #nafnext Futures and Options empowers New York City's underserved youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships. This program enables New York's underserved youth to gain much-needed access to the economic mainstream, work-readiness training, and support from caring adults. At the same time, private and nonprofit businesses are connected to a pipeline of promising, motivated and diverse young people
    61. 61. #nafnext Bottom Line Bottom Line helps low-income and first- generation-to-college students get to and through college. The program is committed to building strong connections with students, providing them with individual support, and ensuring they have the guidance needed to earn a college degree.
    62. 62. #nafnext Internships • Marriott Downtown New York • Convene • SCIP • New York-Presbyterian Guest Facilities • McDonald’s • Legal Momentum • 34thStreet Partnership
    63. 63. #nafnext Cultural and Social Activities • Field Day • Black History Celebration • Spring Unity Festival • Mix It Up Week • Community Service
    64. 64. #nafnext Time For Fun!
    65. 65. #nafnext AOHT Students at The Madame Tussauds
    66. 66. #nafnext Leslyn Lambert with model at Get Reel With Your Dreams
    67. 67. #nafnext Another Success Story Exploring careers in accounting at PriceWaterHouseCoopers helped Nakesha to decide on her career path. She is currently an accounting major, with a minor in hospitality, at Johnson and Wales University, Rhode Island.
    68. 68. #nafnext This year, she won 1st Place for Financial Statement Analysis at the Annual Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Anahiem, California
    69. 69. #nafnext How Can You Ignite Your Students’ Interest and Fuel Their Success? • Identify and maximize local non-profits • Junior Achievement is nationwide! • Most state and college universities have programs for high school students • Build partnerships with local business • Create an Advisory Board • Involve all constituents • Use NAF tools and resources
    70. 70. #nafnext Contact Information • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism High School at Erasmus Hall Campus 911 Flatbush Avenue Room 1S30 Brooklyn, NY 11226 (718) 564-2580 (phone) (718) 564-2581 (fax) • Email:  Adam Breier, Principal: abreier@schools.nyc.gov  Grace Garofolo, Assistant Principal: ggarofo@schools.nyc.gov  Kareen Francis, Business Department Coordinator: kfrancis2@schools.nyc.gov