A kickoff event at Kell High School brought career exploration to life with bank executive and State Rep. John Carson and interactive activities.
The goal of the Roadtrip Nation program is to get students excited and engaged about connecting the dots between their personal interests and real-world opportunities.
Through the program, students see firsthand how what they learn in the classroom can become a future career.
The organization received $1 million from AT&T and the AT&T Foundation earlier this year to produce a mobile-friendly curriculum that helps students at risk of dropping out of high school. With this funding Roadtrip Nation is extending its program offerings to 10,000 students in six states, including Georgia.
“This is an exciting and creative program to engage students in career exploration; allowing them to discover career options and share their learnings,” said State Rep. John Carson. “I was glad to join the students at Kell High School to share my experiences and to hear from them about their goals and career desires.”
“The Roadtrip Nation Experience motivates students to find and then follow their own passions in life,” said Don Barbour, regional director for AT&T. “By bringing the real world into the classroom and connecting the dots between students’ personal interests and potential careers, we hope to show the relevance of learning and further combat forces that drive students to dropout.”