YCAP Student Experiences
Annual Camping Trip
During the camping trip, YCAP students are introduced to a variety of team building activities that teach them to work effectively as a group despite cultural, ethnic and other background differences. Below are some of the events students have participated in:
- Climbing tower
- High ropes obstacle course
- Leap of faith
- Low Commitment Bridge and other low initiatives
- Simulation of the Underground Railroad lead by Harriett Tubman
Each academic year students must complete 15 hours of community service. This service is conducted at many community based organizations and can range from recreation centers and child development centers to the Minnesota Zoo. Students learn the importance of giving back to their community.
Students are introduced to the programs Dunwoody offers. They visit the departments to learn about required courses offered as well as what types of careers and salaries are available once they’ve chosen their program. Students also complete many hands- on projects.
YCAP Annual Cook Out
Our students work very hard to achieve their goals. One of the ways we reward them is FUN WEEK! During this time, students participate in many activities that encourage social networking, relationship building and good old-fashioned fun. Each student has the opportunity to participate in the YCAP Cook Out, Ice Cream Social, City Wide Scavenger Hunt and trip to Valley Fair.
At the end of every summer session, each YCAP group has the honor of being recognized for completing their session of the program: YCAP I ( entering 12th grade) and YCAP II (entering 1st year at Dunwoody) . All YCAP III students are given a cap and gown; since they have completed all three summer phases and are now students at the college. The graduation ceremony allows for parents, guardians, family, friends and the community to witness the accomplishments of the YCAP students. This is an event that should not be missed!