LAUNCH OF THE BAK·PAK WORKSHOPS- AUGUST 2017:

In 2017, the Honor. Empower. Advocate. Lead. (HEAL) Initiative initiative will be continued on behalf of bak·pak. bak·pak will continue working with the homeless community by dispersing backpacks filled with supplies. After the initial dispersal of backpacks a ten-week program will begin. Each week a workshop will be offered and once the workshop is finished, a “refill” will be given. An individual must be present at the workshop in order to receive a refill. In order to keep track of each individual who has received a backpack and is involved with our program, we will have a bookkeeping system in place where he/she will present a form of identification with birth name and date, and we will take a headshot for our records. 

TENTATIVE OUTLINE OF 10 WEEK WORKSHOP:

WEEK 1:

  • Disperse bak·paks

WEEK 2:

  • Journal entry requirements

WEEK 3:

  • Motivational speaker

WEEK 4:

  • Discuss resources and focusing on mental health

WEEK 5:

  • Set up health clinics 

WEEK 6:

  • Organize computer workshop

WEEK 7:

  • Review résumés for submission

WEEK 8:

  • Job interview pointers

WEEK 9:

  • Mock interviews

WEEK 10:

  • Discuss future follow-ups