EduMaKate is proud of our recently launched School Chapter Programs at High School for Arts & Business (HSAB) in Queens and Curtis High School (CHS) in Staten Island. Lead by our student liasons, Alex Vays for CHS and Arthur Gukasyan and Raul Noriega for HSAB, EduMaKate has been able to provide students with access to unique and captivating workshops designed to give them access to educational and vocational tools generally not accessible to them.
The School Chapter Programs, a 16-week workshop series, allows students to participate in workshops geared towards preparing them for navigating the world outside of high school. At HSAB, students were able to participate in our College Fundamentals workshop series, where they learned about the college admissions process, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, as well as the requirements of obtaining a college degree, identifying major and minor fields of study and other post college opportunities.
At Curtis High School, students began our Career Fundamentals workshop series, which helps students navigate the job application process, including the development of resumes and cover letters, as well as mastering interview skills and preparing them for future career prospects. At Curtis, students also began our Financial Literacy workshops, which provide students with knowledge on key personal financial information, such as checks and savings accounts, credit cards, loans and saving money for college.
Our School Chapter programs also include our ExpertTalksSM series, as well as our College2CareerSM and College Tour workshops. With ExpertTalksSM, guest keynote speakers from different backgrounds come to speak with the students on various careers and vocations. In our College2CareerSM series, students are taken on a trip to a professional setting for a “day in the life of a professional” experience, accompanied by lectures from various speakers regarding different career opportunities. Our College Tour takes students to visit a college campus to experience life as a college student, as well as explore the various fields of study available after high school.
We are excited about the enthusiasm and progress the students in each school has shown, as well as their eagerness to pursue new educational and career opportunities for their future. We hope the School Chapter Programs become a mainstay for years to come in our aspiration to help inspire future generations of young, educated professionals.