Mostyn Community Development’s focus is to build and nurture relationships with young people encouraging them to promote social awareness, interpersonal skills, leadership, critical thinking and reassert a sense of pride in their community. Challenging students to develop a strong work ethic is a characteristic, once established, it will follow them into their adult lives. MCD specializes in providing service and assistance for academic enrichment to students deemed at-risk/underprivileged and special needs.
Camp Impact is a collaborative effort between various schools and universities. Students will participate in an overnight experience that gives insight into their future college and career. This experience focuses on the cultivation and growth of students and guiding them in the right direction. Students will be exposed to all aspects of career & college readiness, character development and they will exercise independent living skills. While on campus, there will be open dialogue, guest speakers and interaction with current college students that will share their experience and offer guidance to students, team building exercises and a campus tour. The students will be exposed to post-secondary education, post-high school employment opportunities, and how to develop independent living skills.
Our job exploration programs give students the opportunity and exposure to the 6+ career clusters. Students may participate in community service events, volunteer experience, job shadowing, paid internships and work based learning experiences related to the career cluster they will find most interest in. All paid job placements or internships will be contingent upon success in the classroom.
Self-advocacy is one of our most important components as it pertains to the success of our students. These programs help to expose students to different areas that will help them build their character and introduce them to ways for them to represent themselves and build their communication skills. Students will learn soft skills, communication skills, and independent living strategies. The purpose for self-advocacy is for students not only to understand their academic challenges, but also to understand how to represent them in a positive way when competitive opportunities in the field of work come about.
Students will participate in interactive courses that will utilize technology in post-secondary education and will have the opportunity to develop a project using STEM learning. This session is traditionally conducted as an in-house field trip where students obtain the information and they are able to build their project over the course of the program. STEM Projects can range from two days to six weeks depending on how far students are able to advance.
Our workplace readiness programs aim to prepare and equip students with the necessary tools and resources to acquire and maintain gainful employment. Students will have an opportunity to be exposed to multiple careers that they may be involved in post high school. Students will spend a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of 5 weeks in the field with hands-on activities contingent upon their progress and readiness in the classroom.