In close coordination with BVSD administrators, our career discovery programs continue to evolve and reach students from elementary through high school.
Elementary School – From 2016-2019, Impact on Education provided thousands of hours of enriching career discovery experiences for nearly 500 fourth and fifth grade students in some of our highest need schools through our Career Pathways program. Impact on Education provided 8 week sessions of during and after-school programming to students to help them understand career opportunities in science, medicine, engineering and the arts.
Middle School – In the 2019-20 school year, nearly 2,000 middle school students in BVSD will pilot a new online career discovery tool called Couragion that highlights STEM-based careers projected to be in the highest demand in the future and helps students identify jobs and careers that interest them most. Featuring videos from local professionals (85% of whom are women or minorities), we will collect student and educator feedback to drive future middle school career programming.
High School – Impact on Education is partnering closely with BVSD administration on work to strengthen the District’s Career and Technical Education offerings. Funding outside experts to advise BVSD through summer 2020, we are investing now in the planning work that will become actionable in the coming years. Stronger partnerships with the business community and private sector leaders will be critical to this effort in the coming years.