2023/2024 is our pilot program with the goal to offer this program to all high schools in Jefferson County in the future. At our retreat, we start the students with self-inventory “Teen Strengths Finders”. The students build on learning this foundational piece to connect the dots when it comes to career and educational paths.
The class is set up where each day has a theme and we visit 1-2 different locations in Jefferson County. These Juniors hear from all sorts of leaders who have made a difference in their organization and in the county. These leaders explain their career path and journey from high school to where they are now. We also have discussions with these community leaders on how they identified their soft skills/gifts and how those characteristics helped them to determine what career(s) to go into.