Yesterday, over 60 students from Proctor and Herkimer High Schools took control of their future. As part of the 2011 Youth Summit, these youth talked and learned about one of life’s scary leaps: moving on from high school.
After years of schooling, it’s hard to know where and how to get to the next step. There are questions about what the next steps should be - Enter a trade? Try for college? What skills do I need to get there? Who can help me learn those skills? What challenges are out there? Sessions throughout the day highlighted the connections between education, employment, and personal character development. Presenters offered resources on how to shake hands and look an employer in the eye, stay out of trouble, and how to transition to college.
To the students that demonstrated leadership in participating – it’s your life, and we’re confident that you can create the future you want. It’s time to start opening doors.