Both higher education and the modern workplace are evolving rapidly, and with this shift come new opportunities, greater competition, more complex skill sets, and job titles that didn’t exist a few years ago. It’s a lot to process, especially for students already dealing with their own unique challenges. For students pursuing college, we help decipher the application process, explore scholarship opportunities, tour campuses and conduct mock interviews. For those planning to enter the work force, we help students discover enjoyable, sustainable career paths and connect them to internships, job shadowing opportunities and leadership training courses. For those undecided, our School Outreach Coordinators provide a safe sounding board to articulate goals and fears, and explore options.
College/Career Fairs and Visits
Our School Outreach Coordinators organize events at their schools to allow students to explore different college and career opportunities that are available to them. They bring in representatives from businesses and colleges to give presentations and talk with students about varying career paths and the steps to take in order to get there. School Outreach Coordinators also take students on college visits, and to conferences at local colleges, to be able to experience what it is like to be on a college campus.
AVID and College Bound
School Outreach Coordinators assist school administration, and families, in enrolling eligible students for the College Bound Scholarship, an early-commitment of state funding for low-income students, that encourages those who might not otherwise consider college because of the cost, to dream big and continue their education beyond high school.
The School Outreach Coordinator at Totem Middle School helps coordinate activities for the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, such as college visits and guest speakers.