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Central High Needs Business Mentors

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Soon, nearly a hundred teenagers will be contacting businesses and professionals in the Central area looking for mentors, interviews, job-shadowing opportunities, and advice preparing for their futures. This strange behavior is not random; these young people are Central High School seniors enrolled in a new class, the Senior Capstone course. The course is designed to allow seniors to work with mentors to explore their interests and career choices before stepping out into the real world.
The Senior Capstone course needs community “experts” in all areas to serve as mentors, including those with experience in “hobbies.” Often that “hobby” turns into a young person’s dream job or life-long passion.
Mentoring will not require physical participation in projects or more than a few hours of advice and/or counseling since each student must work independently on his or her project. Before the end of the school year, students must make presentations to a panel of judges, including members from the community, so if you don’t have time to serve as a mentor, you can assist by judging projects and presentations.
 If you are interested in serving as a mentor, a judge, or as a guest speaker, or if you would like more information on the course, please visit the Senior Capstone website at http://centralhigh.centralcss.org/seniors/, email Lynn Younger at myounger@centralcss.org or call the school at 261-3438.