Truckee Rotary gears up for annual high school Resource and Career Day
March 18, 2010
TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; With the goal of helping local high school juniors maximize their chance of success beyond high school, Truckee Rotary has revamped this yearandamp;#8217;s Rotary Resource andamp; Career Day to create an event that is bigger and better than ever before. All 300 juniors in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District are invited to attend the Resource andamp; Career Day at the North Tahoe Event Center Friday, March 19. The all new-format features 10 different topics essential to juniors and their families, as they transition into their senior year and begin focusing on life after high school. andamp;#8220;Our community is so rich with resources and individuals who want success for our students,andamp;#8221; said event organizer and local business owner, Holly Verbeck. andamp;#8220;This is a first step toward an essential collaboration between local schools, businesses, and service organizations. We anticipate an exciting, rewarding event for the students and their families.andamp;#8221;Topics such as andamp;#8220;Whatandamp;#8217;s Hotandamp;#8221; (in the job market), andamp;#8220;Show Me the Moneyandamp;#8221; (college funding and scholarships), andamp;#8220;Other Options with a Purposeandamp;#8221; (Peace Corps, Job Corps, etc.), vocational programs and dual credit enrollment and personal development programs will be featured. Sierra College and Sierra Nevada College representatives will be present to answer questions about career training and educational degree options.The day will involve a scavenger hunt with prizes and food donated by local businesses, including a lunch barbecue sponsored by Florianandamp;#8217;s Fine Wine and Specialty Foods. andamp;#8220;The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District appreciates the efforts of the local community to provide support to the students at our high schools,andamp;#8221; said Steve Jennings, Truckee Rotary Club member and superintendent of the school district. andamp;#8220;This is an excellent example of how local businesses and service clubs can work with TTUSD for the benefit of the schools. We live in a community that is rich in knowledge, talent, and resources, and TTUSD values these efforts that benefit our students.andamp;#8221;The Rotary Club of Truckee was chartered on Feb. 14, 1978 and has a membership of nearly 100 active members who share a compelling sense of duty to their community. The club supports local organizations and returns more than $80,000 annually to the community through grants, services, events and special funding. For more information, visit http://www.truckeerotary.com.