Peoria Elementary to Host Read to Lead Career Fair

Sponsored by Verizon Communications, Peoria Elementary's Read to Lead Career Fair "All Aboard the Future Express" will inspire students to set short term and long term goals leading to graduation and ultimately their career of choice.

Dates and Time:
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2008
9:45 am to 3:00 pm

Location:
Peoria Elementary
875 Peoria
Aurora, Colorado
http://www.aps.k12.co.us/peoria
Contact: Amy Schaum 303-340-0770 FAX: 303-326-1235

Participants:

14 Verizon Business Volunteers
81 Peoria Elementary Students (5th Grade)

Overview

Read to Lead Experience Theme: “All Aboard the Future Express”
I Have Risen Essay
by Anahad O’Connor.

Student Activities:
Wall of obstacles and a career fair with local professionals

Goal of Read to Lead Experience: Inspire students to set short term and long term goals leading to graduation and ultimately their career of choice

The event begins with an overview by Chad Warner. Next, Verizon Business volunteer will read the featured essay followed by a brief discussion with students. Students will then break into teams of seven and participate in the Wall of Obstacles activity. Following a brief break, students will meet with five career professionals.