Broward College helps YMCA students set sights on higher education
DAVIS, FL — High school students ages 14-17 who are part of a six-week summer program at the Lauderhill YMCA were on the Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus recently for a two-part career guide tour and panel discussion. The visits were organized by the YMCA in collaboration with the college and have been an ongoing initiative for the last four years. The aim is to improve the general knowledge about the college and the academic pathways offered to vulnerable and underserved groups.
The day’s activities included career advice and career mapping guidance based on grade level. Throughout the sessions students were assisted with identifying the requirements for their academic pathways, skills they have in those areas, developing a plan to achieving their goals, identifying mentors, and second career pathway options. There also was a panel presentation and discussion with three of the College’s associate deans – Catherine Johnson, nursing, Thomas Nguyen, Institute of Public Safety and Annie Myers, computer science. They discussed the different professional careers in their pathways, admission requirements, and requisite entrance and state exams.
Broward College is dedicated to providing students with the tools to envision their academic path leading to higher education. Throughout the year, the College offers middle- and high-school students tours and career guidance at all three Broward College campuses. Other organizations which have participated include the Boys and Girls Club of America, Hispanic Unity Foundation, HANDY, and PACE Center for Girls.