The Youth Education Program is individually planned and is always based on the student’s current situation. Together with the student’s counselor, we determine some long-term goals. After the initial 12 weeks, which works as an assessment program, there is a status meeting, to evaluate on the observations and determine the goals for the remainder of the school year.
These goals include the student’s academic, social and personal competences and regards content, speed, complexity and immediate challenges. In the following two years, goals and sub goals are planned bi-annually, where we also evaluate internships, if the student had any.
A part from the academic elements of the program, we include training in and knowledge about ”Independent living”. This means preparing to move away from home, finding relevant housing arrangement and the transition from adolescent to adult. We teach the students to cook, do laundry, manage their own economy and how to plan you every day.
At Specialisterne, we strive to create an exciting youth environment with activities – also outside Specialisterne. We arrange trips to the cinema, museums, board game cafés etc.
Classes normally consist of five to six students. By doing this we can accommodate each student’s need for support and guidance.
Some classes are for all students together in order to create a broader dynamic and interaction.
Approx. Six months before the program ends, there is a transition meeting, with the student, student counselor, parents or other relevant people. At this meeting, we discuss the student’s option after the Youth Education Program. We support the student in job and education application.
At the end the program, the student receives a competence paper including a description of the program and which academic, personal and social activities he/she have acquired.