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Kids2College Outreach Event Volunteers Needed

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Financial Aid Department is looking for volunteers to participate in career panels at local elementary schools, as part of the Kids2College Program. Each event will be one hour long and have three volunteers speaking about their career for 10-15 minutes each.

Kids2College
The students will be learning about college and careers as part of the Kids2College Program. The purpose of the program is to get kids excited about education and to start preparing for training, college and careers early. Chapters 5 and 6 of the program are focused on careers and this career panel is the highlight. These students will be attending a field trip on April 12th to experience a day in the life of a college student at UAF.

Career Panel
Speakers should be prepared to tell the students about a typical day in your field. Answer questions such as: What do you do all day? What is the hardest part of your job? What is your favorite part of your job? What training or classes did you need to prepare you? Why did you decide to be in your field? Students will also have a few minutes to ask questions for each speaker. Teachers will help monitor to make sure students are asking appropriate questions, but if you feel uncomfortable answering a question, that is OK. (Example- a question any police office gets asked is “Have you ever killed anyone?”) Plan to talk for about 10 minutes each, and the kids will have some questions for you. Props are welcome.

Volunteers are needed for these following dates and locations:

Hunter Elementary February 21 from 2pm-3pm
Pearl Creek Elementary March 5th from 2pm-3pm
Wood River Elementary March 18th from 10:30am-12pm (This one is longer and could use four volunteers)
Arctic Light Elementary (Must have ability to access Fort Wainwright)
March 25th from 9am-10am
Salcha Elementary School March 27th 1:35pm-2:35pm
Nenana City School March 29th TBD
Ladd Elementary April 3rd 2pm-3pm

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, feel free to contact Jessica Speed (jaspeed@alaska.edu).