2019 CAREER FAIR
Transitioning to adulthood and the workforce can be a very difficult time for teens. They need to discover their professional interests and understand what skills they already have or need to develop, but may also have limited experience to draw on in making those decisions. To make matters worse, high school alone rarely provides the necessary skills to enter the work place.
Here at Neu-Life, our after-school and summer programs are designed to provide an uninterrupted path of engagement for kids, offering exposure to a variety of careers and developing the soft skills needed to be successful in today’s workplace. And with 55% of our staff being Neu-Life alum, youth have the opportunity to develop emotional bonds with leaders whose background reflects their own, who have life experience and can provide support and guidance to help them succeed in life and meet their goals.
Each year at our Annual Career Fair, we expose kids to as many family-sustaining careers as possible so that they can dream big about their future and understand the pathway of how to get there. We believe that Career Fair is a powerful way to motivate and inspire kids to stay on the path to college or job training.
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We’d like to thank the following individuals for sharing their career with Neu-Life youth at the 2019 Annual Career Fair:
Shawn Harris - School Counselor, Verona Area School District
Alfonzon Watkins - Therapist, MSE, CPC
Elmer Moore - Owner, Milwaukee Denim
Brendan Fleming - Chef/Staff Accountant, Aramark
Carols Velazquez-Sanchez - Fire Fighter, Milwaukee Fire Department
Maria Bellman - Solution Delivery Manager, LPI
Danielle Hunter - Nurse, Froedert Trauma Unit
Joni Reese - IT Application Delivery Manager, LPI
Shavonda Sisson - Director of Alumni Relations, Public Allies
Stella Nathan - Community Outreach Advocate, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin
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