One of the cornerstones of Salem4youth is our growing vocational program.
In a recent (May 14, 2012) Time article titled ‘Learning that Works’, it states:
“(Vocational Schools) were once the place you sent kids who were unsuited for classrooms. No more… many students respond better to a three-dimensional learning process. It’s easier to learn engineering by actually building a house…than sitting in a classroom figuring out the process in the abstract.”
Many of our young men are creative learners and more hands-on in their approach. Salem4youth is taking the lead in motivating our students with hands-on learning, as an extension to our regular education program.
Every school day, students ‘rotate’ into what will eventually be a series of vocational options. An option, or options, that light a passion in a student becomes an added focus of his educational experience here at Salem.