By Danielle Korzhenyak
There is an abundance of opportunities in our local community that provide students with hands-on professional experience and a sense of the real world. The Community Outreach Program at Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) provides students with ample opportunities to get involved within the local community by participating in upcoming jobs, internships, volunteer work, and job shadowing opportunities.
Once a week, the GHCHS website’s community outreach page details new opportunities. For now, here are some of the current opportunities available for students.
The Child Development Institute in Canoga Park has openings for teen volunteers at their Early Learning Center.
If students are interested in a career with child development, this would be the perfect opportunity for them to receive mentorship from experienced staff, training on interacting with children and their families, and opportunities to design various programs for children.
The new Discovery Cube museum near Pacoima is also hiring teenagers. This is a fun, inviting, and interactive part-time job for students looking for a unique experience, who want to pursue a career of management. If teens are committed and prove their reliability, they can be promoted to team leaders.
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills has a teen volunteer program for those interested in the medical and/or healthcare fields. Volunteers who demonstrate strong commitment and dedication as well as compassionate traits can be assigned to patient care units after they demonstrate dependability.
Shane’s Inspiration, a service that provides accessible playgrounds and special needs awareness, is looking for sponsors for “My Play Club,” a Saturday event located at local playgrounds throughout the year. This cause brings awareness for clubs or student groups needing a community service project.
Latino Alternative Television is hosting a job shadow event for students in January. This is an opportunity for students interested in digital media and/or business operations. Students will have the chance to learn about the creative and business side of television operations.
These are just a few of the many opportunities the Community Outreach program has for students at GHCHS.
If you have any questions, stop by the activities office or contact Marilyn Koziatek for more information.