Inspired kids with CareerSpark
It starts with a spark.
When you ask someone who loves their job what inspired them to get started in their career it was often a teacher or other adult who planted the seed at a young age.
Watching a child be inspired to explore different career paths they’ve never considered before is the reason we love volunteering at the annual CareerSpark Expo hosted by the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and Junior Achievement of Central Illinois.
This week Manda & Michelle volunteered for the 6th Annual CareerSpark Expo at the Peoria Civic Center where more than 4,000 (yes 4,000) 8th Graders were exposed to career paths in fields like robotics, teaching, arts, business, healthcare, agriculture and the trades over 2 days.
If you can see it, you can be it.
The event itself was beautifully organized to make sure that the kids, businesses and volunteers had a great experience. We know first hand how much work and planning goes into pulling something like this off. We are grateful that the EDC and Jr. Achievement are committed to inspiring the young people in our community through events like CareerSpark.
To learn more or get involved as an exhibitor or volunteer next year visit the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council.