College and Career Day – Hayes K-8 Elementary School

On November 1, 2018, Grace Klein Community was invited to Hayes K-8 Elementary School to participate in the College and Career Day. One of the goals was to build connections with community members and to extend the students views of their future educational plans. From 9:00 – 1:00 pm 750 students from K5 through 8th grade came through the gymnasium where approximately 40 vendor booths were stationed. The older students carried clipboards with specific questions, like, “Do you have to have a college degree?” and “Do you like your boss?” One young man asked, “Do you have benefits?”

Most of the students were very inquisitive about Grace Klein Community and wanted to have a job helping people when they get older. Some of the younger children wanted to take the displayed food and shoes home to their family which opened my eyes more to the plight of our city.

Grace Klein Community intends on partnering with Hayes Elementary in 2019 and looks forward to informing community members of needs arising in this area of our city.

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