Mapping Out Futures

Posted by on July 15, 2011

Global Citizenship class advises local youth about importance of post-secondary education

A Global Citizenship class at Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center mentored seventh-graders at Maple Grove Junior High School about the importance of life goals and post-secondary education.

The class visited the school four times to provide tools and information about post-secondary education, suggestions to overcome possible roadblocks in life, self-confidence skills and to potentially create mentoring relationships with the junior high students.

“It was really great to work with these kids and let them know that, yes, they do have options outside of just graduating high school,” said Minnesota School of Business student Kari Berge. “I think that as a class we all found this issue to be important to us since we were trying to go through with our own post-secondary education. It hit home for us.”

Among other activities, the seventh-graders created posters of road maps of their lives, listing goals, dreams and possible roadblocks ahead. On the final visit, the junior high students presented their posters to the class. At the conclusion of the presentations both groups celebrated what they had achieved.

“Opening the seventh-graders’ eyes to the real word…will give them a huge chance in life to go out there and show what they can do,” said Minnesota School of Business student Brandy Kittelson.

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