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Spring 2013 Programs - Application


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The Oasis For Girls Application for our Spring 2013 Programs: Life Skills Education Program, Arts Education Program and the College & Career Program. Feel free to share with any girls you know who are interested. Last page in the packet must be completed with attached essays and MAILED , FAXED, EMAILED or DROPPED-OFF at Oasis For Girls by Friday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Oasis For Girls
1008 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 701-7991
Fax: (415) 701-0131
Office Hours are 11:00 am - 7:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays

If you have any questions, call Megan or Mia at (415) 701-7991.

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Spring 2013 Programs - Application

  1. 1. Program Information Spring 2013 An Oasis girl … … wants to make new friends, …. wants to grow and try new things, …wants to build life skills and make healthy choices, …wants to express herself and support others to have a voice, … wants to go to college and have a career, … and she wants to empower herself!!!Oasis For Girls Programs are for young women ages 14-17. African American, Arab, Latina,Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, low-income, immigrant women, transgender and queer womenare strongly encouraged to apply. You must be committed to attending the entireprogram.Oasis For Girls provides the following learning opportunities: Life Skills Education Program is a safe space to talk about and get information on physical, emotional, and mental health needs of young women through a series of workshops, reflective journaling and field trips on Saturdays all over San Francisco! Topics include anti-oppression, LBGT issues, history of women’s rights struggle, body image, stress management, healthy relationships, safer sex, sexual harassment, substance use, conflict resolution, depression, nutrition, self-defense and much more! Arts Education Program is a partnership with Writer’s Corp that teaches creative writing skills, confidence, and healthy self expression. Young women will explore creativity through writing and spoken word performance to address issues facing girls in San Francisco. College & Career Planning Program is an opportunity to gain job readiness skills and prepare for advanced education and careers through technology training. Young women work in a computer lab to create a life plan, explore careers and colleges and learn about preparing for a job; field trips include job site visits and campus tours at local colleges and universities. Oasis For Girls is a project of the Tides Center 1
  2. 2. Oasis Application Spring 2013Oasis For Girls accepts young women into our If this is your first time in an Oasis For Girlslearning opportunities three times a year, every Fall, program, you will receive aSpring, and Summer. When you complete yourfirst program, you have priority in enrolling for the $300next program that meets your interests and needs.You must be committed to attending the award when completing the program.entire program.We value your commitment to your own growth as For your second program, your awardwell as your contribution to the Oasis community, will be increased toand we believe in the importance of earning moneyas a way to support your life goals. $400 Program Dates: February 19 – April 26, and for the third program you will earn an award of 2013 $500 Program Schedules & Locations: PROGRAM Life Skills Education Arts Education College and Career DAYS & TIMES Tues, Wed & Thurs Mon, Tues & Thurs Tues, Wed & Thurs 4:15 – 6:30 pm 4:30 – 6:30 pm 4:30 – 6:30 pm Oasis For Girls WritersCorp Oasis For Girls 1008 Mission Street 25 Van Ness Avenue 1008 Mission Street LOCATION (at 6th & Mission) (bet. Fell St & Oak St) (at 6th & Mission) San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA 94102 94103 94103 Near Civic Center & Near Civic Center Near Civic Center & Powell BART BART Powell BART and MUNI bus lines: and MUNI bus lines: and MUNI bus lines: TRANSPORTATION 5, 6, 8X, 8BX, 9, 6, 9, 9L, 14, 14L, 5, 6, 8X, 8BX, 9, 9L,12, 14, 14L, 21, 47, 49, 71, 9L,12, 14, 14L, 16X, 19, 21, 27, 71L, 90 and the F, 16X, 19, 21, 27, 31, 71, 71L and the J, KT, L, M, N & S 31, 71, 71L and the F F Line Lines Line Oasis For Girls is a project of the Tides Center 2
  3. 3. Oasis Application Fall 2012 The mission of Oasis For Girls is to partner with under-resourced girls and young women to help them discover opportunities and explore their dreams. Our youth development programs provide a safe space to cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to build strong futures for girls, young women and their communities.Applying for Oasis For Girls (use this checklist):☐ Read the application packet and complete page 4. Remember to answer the essay questions.☐ Turn in your application by mail, fax, email or walk-in; Program Coordinators will review your application; only complete applications will be accepted and are due by J anuary 25th at 2 pm☐ A Program Coordinator will call you to schedule an interview at Oasis For Girls; make sure you print your contact numbers clearly and be expecting a call from us!☐ Interview with the Program Coordinators (Megan & Mia); check the directions so you arrive on time for your interview, if you are going to be late, please call ahead and let us know at (415) 701-7991. If you faxed your application, please bring the original copy when you arrive for your interview. Program Coordinators will assign participants for each program based on the applications and interviews. We accept between 15-20 participants for each program.☐ If you are accepted, Program Coordinators will call you to invite you to participate in a program. If you receive a message, you must call back and confirm your spot in the program or we will offer your spot to another girl. If you are not accepted, Program Coordinators will call and put you on the waiting list; if the program remains full, you will be on the priority list for the next session. We will contact you again to confirm your interest before the next program begins. For questions, contact Program C oordinators at (415) 701-7991, or email: For  questions,  contact  Program  Coordinators  at  (415)  701-­‐7991,  or  email:     Megan  Hamilton,  Life  Skills  Program  Coordinator,   Mia  Kuartei,  College  &  Career  Program  Coordinator,     Office  Hours:    Monday  –  Thursday,  11:00  am  –  7:00  pm   Oasis For Girls is a project of the Tides Center 3
  4. 4. Oasis Application Spring 2013INSTRUCTIONS: Please print CLEARLY and answer ALL questions. Incomplete applications (missing essays or information) cannot be accepted. Complete this application and turn in this page & essays by Friday, January 25th at 2:00 pm. You may send your application by: MAIL: Oasis For Girls, 1008 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 FAX: (415) 701-0131 EMAIL: sfoasis@sfoasis.orgOR WALK-IN: Office Hours are Mondays – Fridays from 11:00 am – 7:00 pmI. PERSONAL INFORMATIONFull Name: Age: _____ Birthdate:Street Address: City: _______________ Zip Code:Home Phone: Cell Phone:School: Grade: Email:II. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION (will only be reviewed by Oasis For Girls Staff)How did you hear about Oasis For Girls programs? (please check one) Friend _________________________ Teacher/Counselor _________________________ Youth Organization: _________________________ Facebook Other (please list): ______________________________Neighborhood you live in: Ethnicity:Sexual Orientation: Home Language:III. ESSAY QUESTIONS: Please answer ALL of the questions below on a separate sheet of paper. Please write at least 5-10 sentences for each answer. PRINT CLEARLY. Your application is confidential, so we encourage you to be as open and accurate as you can. 1. Can you commit to attending ALL sessions? Is there anything that would prevent you from attending program days or field trips? 2. Why are you interested in Oasis For Girls? What do you want to get out of your experience? 3. Describe a difficult experience you’ve faced and what it taught you. 4. What is one issue that is important to young women? Why? 5. Describe three (3) goals that you want to accomplish. Oasis For Girls is a project of the Tides Center 4