Next Steps:

  • Students get an opportunity to hear from organization's executives
  • Shortly afterwards students come together and share experiences of various departments
  • Students are split into small groups and facilitator leads them in a discussion on what they've learned

In Action

  • When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. (Southwest educational development laboratory. 2002)
  • 68% of companies factor community involvement into their overall strategic plan (McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2011) 
  • 70% of teachers strongly advocate emphasizing  real world learning. (Educational testing service)
Quick Facts:

Bridging people

one community

at a time!

How It Works:.
We’ve added a twist to traditional one on one job shadowing. With ‘In Action’ a large group or class take a trip to a local business and witness them in action! Students are split into smaller groups across the organization and learn specific duties in various departments. Students are not interns given busy work; they learn specifically what that career entails by shadowing the professionals and not becoming their assistant 
Children can get the wrong idea about a career if their only frame of reference coming is coming from mainstream media. In action is a job shadowing program that teaches children about the day-to-day responsibilities of a career. Suggested for middle school students but suitable for high school as well.