June Means Field Trips for YWCA of Queens’ Students

June has been a busy month for our HSE students! On June 5th, they visited the CUNY Welcome Center to learn about a diverse range of careers and pathways from Nevenka Olijnyk, the Recruitment Coordinator.  On  June 12th, the students had a great time at the Museum of Moving Image and went for some bowling afterwards. We believe that spending some quality time outside of the classroom stimulates the brain and strengthens the classroom camaraderie! To read more about each trip and see the photos, please click on the link.

  • Youth and Adult HSE students from the YWCA of Queens went on a Field Trip to the CUNY Welcome Center, to get information about pursuing a degree at The City University of New York. Nevenka Olijnyk, the Recruitment Coordinator, received the group warmly and provided much-needed information. She went through the application process, transferring from a Community College to a Senior (4-year) College, and the difference between Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees. She answered student’s questions and showed short video clips highlighting several unique programs offered by CUNY. Students walked away saying they felt much more informed and excited about going to college.
  •  Students went to the MofMI on Thursday, June 12th to explore the history and art of film.  Students enjoyed this hands-on museum where they had the opportunity to create their own animations at the stop animation table,  record movie dialogue in the sound booth, and see an array of authentic artifacts including costumes from Mrs. Doubtfire and Bill Cosby, Chubaka’s mask from Starwars, and props from the Exorcist.   Many students left excited to visit the museum with their friends and family.  Students brought home pictures of their favorite artifacts and conducted research and essay writing when they returned to school to practice their critical thinking and writing skills for the HSE exam!
  • Bowling Trip:  Evening HSE and Spanish HSE students went on a bowling trip on Thursday, June 12th.  Right before the finals, this trip provided much-needed stress relief to students preparing for the HSE, as well as a celebration of their accomplishments.  Students enjoyed pizza and soda as the knocked down pins and laughed with their new found friends.  This was a great community building activity for the students.  Students took the scores back to their classroom to practice statistics to strengthen their math skills for the HSE.