The school year began with a running start, and we here at Knowledge of Careers were ready to get back into the swing of things! The first month of the school year has been one of growth and new experiences for us, from starting a new Year 1 program at Miami Senior High School to initiating the second year of K.O.C. at Booker T. Washington High School. With new schools, new students, and old friendships, we’re looking forward to seeing what this year has in store!
It’s only been a month, but our partnership with Miami Senior High School has already proved itself to be more than we could have hoped. With amazing support from staff and students alike, K.O.C. has been able to set its feet down easily at the school, and through presentations to Freshman Experiences classes nearly 400 students have shown interest in the program! With a number that large we had to be sure we had the guests to back it up, and with professionals from the medical, legal, entrepreneurial, and agricultural fields (just to name a few!) lined up to present, we can be sure the new students will have an experience like they never have before! As K.O.C. grows and expands to new schools, we are focused on providing the utmost exposure and education to our students, from the largest class sizes to the most concentrated.
Speaking of focused, our intensive K.O.C. ambassador program at Booker T. Washington has been a huge success! Our ambassadors, while small in number, are quite the opposite when it comes to drive and ambition. We have been touched to see how students we grew to know over the last year have developed into forward-thinking young adults, compelled to improve themselves and their communities. They have made this obvious through professional development activities, engaging the students around them, inspiring the class below them while introducing them to the benefits of being a K.O.C. member, and their long-term plans to directly improve the lives of their neighborhoods. We have been working hard to pair our ambassadors with like-minded professionals in the Miami-Dade area, and as such give them the opportunity to step into the corporate world at their own pace with the mutual goal of personal and altruistic success.