On Oct. 7, Vanguard Preparatory School hosted Middle School Career Day. The event kicked-off with a CHP helicopter landing on the middle school athletic field at 7:45 a.m., followed by an assembly at 8 a.m led by motivational speaker Danny Batimana of Happiness is NOW. After the high-energy assembly, students rotated through six 35-minute sessions, where they learned from professionals in a variety of career fields. Prior to the event, students each had the opportunity to select their speakers using an online scheduling tool.
Following the presentations, Vanguard treated each of the speakers to lunch, followed by a brief presentation of “thank you” certificates.
Vanguard Preparatory School plans to follow up with College Day in December and High School Awareness Day in January. The “backwards” sequence of events allows students to first learn about careers, followed by what college education will help them achieve their career goals and what they can do in high school to prepare for college.
Danny Batimana addresses the students at Vanguard Preparatory.