“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.”
-President John F. Kennedy-
It’s not enough for us to congratulate our high school graduates and watch them go to college. It is beneficial to the student, if he or she has the support of the entire village. Yes, we are proud of the high GPA that students might have, but we must continue to assist them during their preparatory stages prior to entering college. The Los Angeles NAACP Youth Council has carefully planned a special way to help students obtain information about their career choices.
On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the Youth Council will host a unique informative program, that will allow the high school students to “meet and greet” people in various careers, right here in our community. This event is called; “Career Awareness Day” – A to Z. High school students are invited to attend this free informative event at The Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It only takes a little time to get information about a career choice and it’s free.
We have confirmations from people in 23 careers as of today we expect more to commit to participate before June 4th. How many times have we watched students enter college with a career in mind, that they have to change because of lack of knowledge? We are not trying to dictate but simply trying to educate. How often do students have to change their major because of lack of prior knowledge or financial difficulties? We are allowing students to be able to sit and talk with people in our community that have excelled in their career. The students will be able to get information from an experienced career person. They will be able to find out about; job availability, employment, salaries and opportunities that are offered to advance. By attending this event, students will be able to gain an understanding of the career that they might choose.
The purpose of this event is to simply allow students to communicate with people that are in various careers. There is a possibility of a “built-in” Mentoring Program in some of the careers. The Los Angeles NAACP Youth Council has brought seminars throughout the years that focused on youths.
This event has ignited interest in Doctors, Education, Engineering, Accounting, Life Guard, Auto Machinist, Social Worker and Scientist that have committed to participate.
Parents are invited to accompany their children. We hope that youth will take advantage of this remarkable opportunity that has been designed especially for high school students. Students don’t have to spend but a few minutes to get a worth of information that they can consider while planning for their career.
Casey Charlton, a senior is the Chair of this event. He and others have worked hard to make this a notable event. The Youth Council is known for dissimulating information that is helpful to all people with emphasis on the African American youth population.
Please call (323) 291-3413 for more information. Mr. Leon Jenkins, Branch President, The Los Angeles NAACP Executive Board, and all NAACP Members invite you to attend the National NAACP Convention in Los Angeles, July 24th thru 28th.
This is a golden opportunity for those who desire to learn more about the organization and become involved.
Please call the Branch Office at (310) 397-1171 for more information about NAACP National 2011 Convention.