Students at Stanton Middle School attended the second annual College & Career Fair on Monday, April 15, 2019. The fair was sponsored by AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).
More than 15 vendors were in attendance to provide resources for the students. Vendors included but were not limited to: Jewish Family Services – FutureLink, Latin American Community Center, Del Tech STEM UP, Mill Creek Fire Department, North Carolina A&T University and Fraim Boys and Girls Club.
All students were required to sign in as they entered the gymnasium. This ensured that everyone would receive a registration form to complete while engaging with vendors. Students were excited to meet with different vendors and learn about programs outside of their school.
Students Samantha M., Mikayla F., Bree-ena V., and Azoria S. assisted with some planning of the College & Career fair and hosted an AVID vendor table to speak with potential new members. The group spoke about AVID having a family atmosphere because everyone was really supportive of one another. Additionally, they cherished the opportunity to gain additional skills.
“We actually have a full week of activities for students to learn about colleges and careers. A scavenger hunt, college bingo, college gear day, and college tours,” stated school counselor Donna Wright, “The ultimate goal is for students to learn something they may have never known before and be able to use that information beyond Stanton.”
The AVID program prepares students for college and careers, and provides them with resources they may not have access to outside of school. The college and career fair is great exposure for students to discover new and exciting opportunities.