New Event: East Palo Alto Career Day Event

From: Lakeisha
Sent on: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 9:50 AM
For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/onyx-black-professionals/calendar/10024604/

When: April 4,[masked]:00 AM

Where: East Palo Alto City Hall
2415 University Ave., 1st Flr
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

As some of you may know, Onyx member La Toya, set out to organize Career Days for kids between ages 11-17.

A.H.E.A.D., the group created for this Career Day effort, aims to encourage black & minority youth to start thinking about their career goals before they graduate from college. Each of the professionals involved in Career Day will be matched with a young teen who aspires to a career that is similar to what that person already does. We hope to create mentor/mentee relationships with this process.

The first Career day was in March in San Jose. The second career day is on April 4 in East Palo Alto. The event is free and will be a fun interactive day for the kids that attend that will also provide some useful information and guidance. I believe we have enough presenters for the event but we really want to encourage parents to bring their teenage kids. Also, if you have friends or family that you think could benefit from this type of event, please spread the word.

Also, if you are available on Saturday and are interested in volunteering to help with coordinating the events, please contact Stephanie directly at [address removed].

If you can't volunteer but are able to donate supplies that we will provide to the kids, some of the supplies that are especially helpful to the participants of Career Day are: calculators, pens, pencils, rulers, paper writing pads, staplers, bags, t-shirts, books, planners, and folders. Contact Stephanie if you are interested in making a donation.

Also, I believe that there will be more Career Days organized throughout the year so if you're interested in participating in future events, please contact La Toya.
-Lakeisha

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