The career exploration component includes both career exploration activities as well as a speaker series. The component prepares youth for careers in the real world and teaches them an array of topics that include money management, entrepreneurship, resume writing, interviewing, etc. These skills are then used by the youth when they apply for positions for the spring break and summer camps.
The speaker series is a way for the program to expose youth to different careers and professions. Professionals are ask to use the "speaker series" guidelines (doc) to help youth gain a clear understanding of what it is they do and what it takes to get there.
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Students in the High Achievers Program are taught to prepare for the world of work when they join the High Achievers Program. During the academic year, the High Achievers participate in a career exploration component. During spring break and summer, they work up to 32 hours per week as camp counselors. Youth are taught how to apply for jobs as well as complete the interviewing process. Before positions are assigned for these camps, youth are giving the opportunity to apply for management positions as well.
Before running their own summer camp, the High Achievers have volunteered for "summers of service" at the following locations: Oconee, Habitat for Humanity, Pro-Cuts Barber Shop, the Antebellum Inn, the Office of Institutional Equity at Georgia College, Milledgeville Mainstreet Authority, Green Acres Nursing Home, Vicky's Beauty Salon, Baldwin County Parks and Recreation Department, Kroger, and Piggly Wiggly.
The High Achievers Program
Campus Box 075 | Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone (478) 445-5613; Fax (478) 445-0147