Career exploration is an important experience for children of all ages! Middle schools students who get career information have an increased understanding of the world of work and an openness to an increased number of potential careers. They can evaluate complex career information using problem solving skills. They have increased self-esteem, clearly defined goals, a sense of direction and motivation to persist. Elementary age students begin to understand that career development is a life-long spiraling process involving a series of sub-skills, steps, and goals.
Do you want to play a role in helping kids know that their life and career options are unlimited?!
We are seeking volunteers who can talk briefly (15-20 minutes) about their jobs, maybe show and tell some "tools of the trade", and answer a few questions. Like: What do you actually do all day? What kind of skills and qualities are needed to do the job? DId you like math or art or writing a lot when you were in school? What do you wear to work? WHat kind of education do you need? What kind of salary range is typical? Also, what other careers did you consider or try out before you got this job?
If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity, you will need to get in touch with us via this site no later than April 2 so that the school can schedule the day according to the number of volunteers (and ensure there are a wide range of jobs represented.) Our Site Coordinator at Africentric - Fredrick Parker - will then follow up to discuss the details of what you can expect and how you can best prepare for the experience.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- 30 min - 1.5 hrs depending on # of repeat sessions
- Enjoy talking with kids, have/had a career that you like(d)