Career Path Mentors Program
Motivating students onto positive career paths
Make a difference in local students’ lives and enjoy a very satisfying personal experience.
Segue is a community collaboration to inspire local youth forward.
It “makes graduating high school an important priority in their lives.”
Carpenters, engineers, and those in all professions, volunteer to share realities of their career paths in the classroom.
Our Speaker’s Guide supports speakers at all levels of experience.
You can quickly self-schedule online a time and date that fits your calendar by
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Some would argue that a core reason for school
is for students to develop the skills that will lead to a self-sufficient life. Yet, how can most students possibly choose a career path when they don't even know their options?
You can support our youth and our community
by sharing with students in their classroom your real-world experiences from the workplace, and the path you took to get there. Sign up takes 4 minutes. You choose the day and time to fit your calendar and a step-by-step Presentation Guide is automatically emailed to you. This Guide supports speakers at all levels of experience. With a one-time commitment of two hours you'll reach about 100 students by spending 20 minutes in each of three consecutive classrooms. You'll engage with today's teenage generation first hand. To participate,
Students perceive community speakers as honest
as living proof, that the choices they are making now that will make a huge difference in their lives. It quickly becomes obvious to students that more effort now = more options in their future. As students hear the stories from the speakers, and what it takes to get ahead, an empowering theme emerges: It's up to you, the individual, the choices are yours to make. As students see that honorable career options are truly available to them, it gives them something to look forward to and good reason to put in the effort.
See Student Comments link below.
Community leaders and the workforce embrace
as a very cost-effective way to motivate and inspire students to prepare for their future. In Becoming Adult, a study of US high schools, researchers concluded that "Perhaps the most basic personal prerequisite for a successful transition to productive adulthood is knowledge of career options." A RAND Corp study found that "each high school dropout costs society $243,000 to $388,000, and a career criminal costs $1.3 million to $1.5 million." And among those who do graduate, what becomes of the large percentage that have no plans for their future? Segue speakers motivate students to explore and prepare for their future.
See Community leaders' opinions link below.
If only we knew then what we know now.
This "what we know now" knowledge of how the world works is found in everyday workers, from carpenters to engineers, from doctors to chefs, in every local community.
Join Segue showing students a light at the end of the tunnel and a path to get there. Volunteer to speak
, volunteer in other ways
, make a financial donation
. Thank you.