Knowing one's options is the first step in choosing the best path, and 25 students at Monroe Area High School will soon discover options they may not have seen before.
Students enrolled in the System of Care, a partnership among Walton County Public Schools, The Partnership for Families Children and Youth, Athens Tech and Communities In Schools, will be part of an extensive workforce prep, college access and career exploration program offered at the school. The program is funded through a grant from the Governor's Office of Children and Families.
As a partner in the program, Communities In Schools will offer a 10-week seminar series, Prepared, Polished and Professional, offering training on the soft skills that are necessary to find and keep a job, such as appropriate dress, business etiquette, interviewing skills, resume writing, selecting and applying to colleges, and applying for financial aid.
Throughout the program, students will have access to CIS Career Coaches, adults who volunteer to be matched with students based on career interest to provide one-to-one advice, guidance and information on opportunities in their fields.
Seminars begin January 25, and volunteers are needed to serve as Career Coaches and Expo exhibitors. If you would like to participate contact Ivy Corder, CIS Site Coordinator for MAHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.