Honickman Learning Center
1936 N Judson St
The mission of the Teen After-School Program at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs (HLCCTL) is that through the integration of technology, arts and enterprise, we will provide education and employment opportunities for youth so that the entire community will benefit. The goals of the Teen Program include enhancements focused not only on academic goals, but also specifically on college preparation and employment training for neighborhood youth. The Education Enrichment Specialist works one-on-one with each student to develop their academic goal plan, providing a structured focus for students on planning for college in all the work they do throughout the year. Students experience a college-like atmosphere through the implementation of learning tracks, which give students an idea of the structure of the college academic system (semesters, major, and transcripts). Learning tracks are simulated college majors infused with arts and technology and are comprised of one to three classes per week. The following tracks and corresponding classes are: 1) VocTech Track (Culinary Arts & Public Speaking); 2) Performing Arts (Drama, Film, and Music Performance); 3) Junior Music Executive (Music Business, Journalism, and Digital Music); 4) Mock Trial (Mock Trial and Public Speaking); 5) Digital Connectors (focusing on hardware and software engineering); 6) Entrepreneurs (creating a record label, recording a CD, collaborating with the film class to create a music video, developing an application course for iPad and iPod; and 7) Cross Bridge Scholars (technology and current events program in conjunction with students from Episcopal Academy).