Fannie Lou Holds Its First Student Opportunity Fair

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With the end of the school year approaching, students at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children’s Aid community school, spent the day yesterday exploring exciting options for the summer. Ninth- through twelfth-graders attended the high school’s first student opportunity fair, where staff from various organizations and programs gathered to recruit applicants. Graduating seniors were able to chat with representatives about job and college scholarship opportunities, while ninth- through eleventh-graders checked out summer arts, education, college readiness and leadership programs.

The Children’s Aid Society had several tables at the fair. Our Summer Youth Employment Program coordinators helped high school students apply for various summer positions in nonprofit, government and private sectors, giving them a valuable head start in their careers. Students also spoke with Children’s Aid staff from Hope Leadership Academy, a program where students train to become community and peer leaders, and Teen Health Services, where students learned about our different support systems offered in the Bronx community.