The dropout crisis is a community problem, which requires a community solution. We cannot increase the graduation rate without your help.
Volunteer today to help a struggling student discover career opportunities, and help them create a plan for their future. Why volunteer?
If you have questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact Ryan Bobst at RyanBobst@qconline.com or QCCareerConnections@qconline.com.
Career Navigators: Coordinated by Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteers mentor at-risk students and encourage them to explore career opportunities and achieve 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. Listen to Margaret Lewis explain Career Navigators:
Classroom Presenters: Professionals give 45-60 minute interactive presentations focused on how to succeed in their career field. Listen to Alexandra Doerfer from CAPRI College share her experience as a Classroom Presenter:
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. Watch a video of a Job Shadow at the i wireless Center made by a student.
Experiential Learning Tour Host Site: Businesses host tours for students to teach them about different career opportunities and workplaces.
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. Click here to join the Career Cruising database.
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. Watch a personal testimonial made by an intern!
Lamel, a student in the Career Navigators program at J.B. Young... read more