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Future Seekers: Career Awareness Project for At-Risk Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise). GOAL * Students stay in school, graduate, achieve educational and career goals. .

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future seekers career awareness project for at risk eighth graders students of promise
Future Seekers: Career Awareness Project for At-Risk Eighth-Graders (Students of Promise)
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A TYPICAL DAY AT FTCC 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 Fayetteville Technical Community College and Ramsey Street Alternative Middle School

purpose bring 24 eighth graders to ftcc campus to experience hands on career oriented presentations
PURPOSE * Bring 24 eighth-graders to FTCC campus to experience hands-on career-oriented presentations.
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CAREER AREAS 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 25thCriminal JusticeAdvertising and Graphic DesignWeldingApril 29thHorticulture Automotive Technology Career Center
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GRADUATION 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 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.

program expansion
Program Expansion
  • Reunion
  • Summer Camp
  • Family Day
  • Resource Network
reunion
Reunion
  • 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.
future seeker summer camp
Future Seeker Summer Camp
  • 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
tentative day 1
TentativeDay 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
tentative day 2
TentativeDay 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
wish list for summer camp
Wish List for Summer Camp
  • 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
  • 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.
opportunities
Opportunities
  • 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