PHS - Practicum in Human Services
Practicum in Human Services in the capstone course for the Social Work Major in the Social Services Academy. This double-blocked practicum course serves Akins High School as well as our Akins Vertical Team. We are proud to partner with Menchaca Elementary School, AISD Special Olympics, and the Amala Foundation in order to offer real-world experience to our interns.
Yoga and Mindfulness: The internship gives students the opportunity to become trained in Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness skills which we then teach at Menchaca Elementary.
Best Buddies: The internship also partners with our Akins Lifeskills classes to work with students with special needs in our Best Buddies Program and through our partnership with AISD Special Olympics.
Who might benefit from the Peer Mentor Program? Students struggling with the following:
Transition from middle school to high school (freshmen)
Organization and study skills
Social struggles with peers
Family issues (minor)
Stress relating to the school environment