If you are interested in helping students learn about careers in your profession, then you should consider becoming a Future for Kids (F4K) online mentor, or "Career Coach." F4K is a non-profit organization that uses technology to help WCPS students, at no charge to the district, explore career opportunities related to their interests and passions.
F4K connects middle and high school students with online mentors, or “Career Coaches,” from a variety of business and industry fields. Locally, all WCPS seventh grade students are required to use the F4K tools and connect with these online mentors leading up to the Middle School Career Fair. In addition, students from grades 8-12 can take advantage of the knowledge and resources available to them from the F4K Career Coaches throughout the year.
According to F4K, as a Career Coach, “you can provide feedback and encouragement for students interested in what it is you do—what you like best, how you got there and why. It only takes a few minutes a week, and you can make an impact on a child’s future while offering guidance to our future workforce. Everything is online so you can answer questions when your schedule permits, wherever you have an internet connection.”
To learn more about F4K or becoming a Career Coach, click here. You can also contact Sharon Barber, WCPS Career & Technical Education Lead Teacher, at 919-705-6187.