The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Futures for Kids (F4K) bridges the gap between the hopes and dreams of our students and the workforce development needs of our communities.
F4K is an interactive online career exploration tool that: -helps students learn about career options that match up with their unique interests and passions, even ones they have never heard of or considered
-provides resources for students, parents and educators with valuable information on hundreds of careers plus practical steps to explore and pursue every possibility
-reinforces the relevance of school, encouraging students to not just graduate from high school but find what they are interested in so they can thrive and continue pursuing their career goals
-connects middle and high school students with Career Coaches from the business community who have experience in their field of interest
-allows local businesses to connect with their future workforce and provide support in the form of mentors, internships and scholarships
-creates a win-win situation for students who need direction and guidance to succeed and businesses who need a proficient and well-prepared workforce to draw from.