Think back to high school. How would you have answered, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Now ask yourself, how many opportunities did you have to go to workplaces and see what adults actually do?
For almost every middle and high school student, imagining possible career opportunities can be daunting. And think about the young people who are traditionally underserved, misunderstood and systematically denied the resources and opportunities that the more privileged among us experience. It’s even harder for them to know what possible career fields exist, and to see ways that those careers could align with their passions.
That’s why ConnectEd produces Day in the Life videos. In less than five minutes, these videos provide a window into the world of work, which for far too many young people seems foreign and inaccessible.