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Exploring Careers Through Community Engagement


Research shows that young people are more likely to be engaged with career exploration if it is student-centered and paired with skill-building activities. Directly aligned to this approach, South Brooklyn Community High School (SBCHS) has developed a year long career pathway exploration experience for students that utilizes key elements of personalization; community engagement; and technology. SBCHS staff, students, and partners will discuss with attendees how the school leveraged two seemingly disparate activities - a digital film production class and college/career exploration - to strengthen students' connection to their community and future.

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  1. Learn about the South Brooklyn Community High School & Good Shepherds services model, which combines academic rigor & youth development principles.
  2. Discuss strategies for integrating student-centered, tech-driven, project-based learning opportunities and college/career advising.
  3. Hear and learn from students and staff in the program on the successes and challenges of cross-school/cross-community collaborations.



Clare Bertrand, AssocDir, Jobs for the Future

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