MARSHFIELD HUMAN SERVICES ACADEMY PROGRAM
"The Human Services Academy is the first intergenerational career-based program in Wisconsin, and possibly the nation, annually enrolling over one-hundred students. This hands-on classroom is located in a building shared with Child Care Centers of Marshfield-Tiny Tiger and Companion Day Services."
The intergenerational learning academy program enrolls approximately one-hundred students annually.
The Marshfield Human Services Academy believes that education and care is a shared responsibility among students, teachers, parents, and the community. Alliances have been created with agencies in the community to make use of the additional talent, resources and expertise.
The Marshfield Human Services Academy aims to create a lasting bond between generations and to provide education to youth in a quality intergenerational learning environment.
Students looking to enhance a career with intergenerational courses can choose from the following classes:
Caregiving and Community: Create a caring school, community and society for youth, special needs people and senior adults.
Connecting Generations: Gail knowledge and skills necessary to work with people from one to 101 years old.
-Career Pathways: Practice "soft" skills such as honesty, respect and responsibility. Interact with post-secondary educators and professions while investigating sixteen career clusters.
Careers with Kids: Gail knowledge of child development while implementing activities with children in the Tiny Tiger Intergenerational Center. Earn the Wisconsin Assistant Child Care Teacher license.
HSA Practicum: Investigate the roles and responsibilities of human service professionals by completing 40 service learning hours in a community non-profit agency.