Eastwood Hills Elementary School’s recent Career Day helped students with their academic success as “the speakers told the students what they need to be doing now in order to be successful in their future,” said Jill Krickbaum, the school’s Counselor and Caring for Kids School Liaison.

The project was a collaborative effort of four of the school’s community partners: Graceway, KC Credit Union, A.B. May, and Dialectic Engineering, as speakers presented about their careers on September 30.

Andrew Adudu came from Graceway to talk to 4th grade students about his career as an outreach pastor. Lisa Cordill, Dominique Lumpkin, and Akeela Brown from the KC Credit Union spoke about their careers in the financial industry. “The students really enjoyed the check reader and money counter they brought too,” said Ms. Krickbaum.

“We had Suhey Campos, Jason Copeland, and Becky Arrocha bring Antonio Garcia and Dre Gwynn from A.B. May. Antonio brought some great props that let the students understand how strong you have to be to do his job,” she noted. “We also had Dialectic Engineering come with Adrian Franks, Joseph Quijano, and April Trojniak. All three of them spoke with our 4th and 5th grade students about their careers in architecture and engineering.”

Ms. Krickbaum added, “Our community partners did an outstanding job representing their careers to our students. The students were very engaged in hearing about what they had to say.”