What We Do

After School Vocational Club

The Vocational Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday during the school year from 3:00PM to 6:00PM!

This program is designed to teach children, ages 14-22, job readiness skills with a focus on social development. Individuals in the Vocational Club have strengthened these skills through a “Treat of the Month” club, which is essentially a business run from start to finish by the individuals in the Vocational Club and monitored by Variety staff. Each month, the “Future Caterers of Variety Club,” take customer orders; then make, portion, and package those orders each month. We have also put a permanent crafts component into our program so that we are making crafts all year long – not just for the Holiday Bazaar.

 

Daily activities include social games, chores, baking or craft activities, pre-vocational round-robin activities, and movement activities. Students should be able to participate in program activities at the 1:3 staffing ratio.

Vocational Club Brochure

Program starts on Tuesday, September 4, and runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 PM – 6 PM. In general, we follow Methacton School District calendar; however, we will send a list of dates in the introductory materials.

Cost of the Vocational Club: $35/day if you come both days per week, $45/day if you only come to one of the days per week.

Contact Jean Merkl at jean.merkl@varietyphila.org or (610)-584-4366 x 201 to register.

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