ARCHS' mentoring program taught youth associated with the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) the etiquette of appropriate business dining manners on December 6, 2014. The youth learned about acceptable table conversation, utensil use, proper napkin use, glassware and tableware, and several ways to make a good impression when in a formal dining situation. Participants then put what they learned to use during a full meal complete with salad, a main entree, and dessert.
Earlier this year, other participating youth learned about culinary at Dierbergs, robotics with the University of Missouri -St. Louis, toured to the Metropolitan, Education, & Training (MET) Center to learn about construction prep, and also St. Louis Community College to learn about computer science. To help determine what careers may fit their skills and interest, the youth took the Character Occupational Relationship Evaluation (CORE) assessment.
Funds for DYS career explorations come through the City of St. Louis' Public Safety, Proposition S, Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Fund.