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Future Seekers: Career Awareness Project for At-Risk Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)


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GOAL Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)* Students stay in school, graduate, achieve educational and career goals.


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A TYPICAL DAY AT FTCC Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)9:15 to 9:30 Students arrive and are escorted to first presentation 9:30 to 10:05 First presentation 10:15 to 10:30 A break with a snack 10:40 to 11:15 Second Presentation 11:25 to 12:00 Third Presentation 12:10 to 12:45 Lunch Break and Discussion Period


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PARTNERSHIP Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise) Fayetteville Technical Community College and Ramsey Street Alternative Middle School


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PURPOSE Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)* Bring 24 eighth-graders to FTCC campus to experience hands-on career-oriented presentations.


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CAREER AREAS Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)January 28thScience Department (chemistry/physics) Art DepartmentCulinary Arts (Etiquette Lunch)February 25thEmergency Medical Science Physical Therapist Assistant Speech-Language Pathology Assistant


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March 25 Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)thCriminal JusticeAdvertising and Graphic DesignWeldingApril 29thHorticulture Automotive Technology Career Center


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GRADUATION Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)In April, a graduation ceremony for those students that complete the program. Follow-up with students who left Ramsey Street to assess their progress toward clarifying career and educational goals.


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INCENTIVE Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)Students that graduate from high school with a 2.50 GPA or higher will be eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship at FTCC. Negotiations are in place to raise the scholarships amount.


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Program Expansion Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)

  • Reunion

  • Summer Camp

  • Family Day

  • Resource Network


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Reunion Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)

  • First reunion was held in December 2003

  • 21 Future Seeker graduates attended.

  • Parents, grandparents, principals and CCS Administrators attended and gave remarks.

  • Representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and the Learning Communities provided information.


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Future Seeker Summer Camp Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)

  • In June 2004 the first Future Seekers’ Summer Camp was held at FTCC.

  • All Future Seekers were invited to attend.

  • Two day camps from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Currently in the planning stages of the next camp


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Tentative Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)Day 1

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Arrival and sign-in (light breakfast)

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Discover your Career

  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.- Break

  • 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. – How to take notes

  • 11:15 to 12 noon – Stress Management Workshop

  • 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch

  • 12:30 p.m. Departure


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Tentative Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)Day 2

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Arrival/sign-in (light breakfast)

  • 9:00 to 10:30 Arts/Craft activity

  • 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break

  • 10:45 a.m. to 12 noon – Continue Activity

  • 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch

  • 12:30 - Departure


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Wish List for Summer Camp Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)

  • Each student would receive a Summer Camp T-shirt

  • Each student would receive a book for summer reading “The Pact”


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Goal Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)

  • The annual reunion and summer camp will offer support and camaraderie among students.

  • At future camps the seniors will work as mentors to the new members of Future Seekers

  • Student are able to support system and pact to stay in school and graduate.


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Opportunities Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)

  • Increase and expand the role of the county schools to allow easier access to students at the high school level.

  • Expand funding resources

  • Encourage spiritual growth

  • Invite Students to FTCC activities