To increase and improve graduation rates, Achieve Quad Cities is working with our partners to provide children with the following programs:
Career Navigators: Coordinated by Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteers mentor at-risk students and encourage them to explore career opportunities and encourage academic and social success. Career Navigators commit to meeting with students a minimum of six hours a month, both at school and in the community, for a minimum of one year.
Classroom Presenters: Professionals give interactive presentations teaching students how to succeed in their career field.
Job Shadows: Students shadow professionals for two to six hours to learn practical knowledge about a career workplace behavior. Job shadows also expose youth to workplace environments.
Experiential Learning Tour Host Site: Businesses host tours for students to teach them about different career opportunities and workplaces.
Career Expos: Events designed to expose students to a variety of careers.
Student Internships: Workplaces host students for 45 to 90 hours, enabling them to learn new skills, understand how to behave in a workplace and discover career preferences.
Career Cruising: An internet-based guidance counseling system, where students can find a career path, search for career opportunities and ask career advice from an e-mentor.
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Lamel, a student in the Career Navigators program at J.B. Young... read more