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United Way of Lake County Partners with Clearview Elementary to host Career Day Event

Career Day Video Invitation
Career Day Video Invitation
Waukegan, IL (April 15, 2014) — Lake County professionals from all lines of work will be attending Clearview Elementary’s very first, Career Day on Friday, April 25, 2014. 

Clearview’s Career Day is a school-wide event that will expose its students to over 20 different professions. United Way of Lake County and Clearview Elementary have played an active role in recruiting an array of professionals throughout Lake County. Clearview’s student body has even helped promote the event by appearing in a heartfelt video that was sent as an invitation to prospective professionals. (To watch the video invitation follow the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIaJmDBuqyY&feature=youtu.be.)

United Way of Lake County and Clearview Elementary’s main goal is to give its student body an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers that they would otherwise be unaware of. “With this event, we hope to inspire students and show them the power of continuing their education,” Carolina Herrera, Community Engagement Manager at United Way of Lake County.

The event will include over 30 professionals who will be presenting their careers to Clearview’s students, ranging from Kindergarten through grade 5. “We are thrilled to be partnering with United Way of Lake County to provide such a positive experience for our students and are very appreciative of the professionals who are willing to take time to inspire, motivate, and share with our students about their careers,” said Chris Vipond, Physical Education teacher at Clearview Elementary.

Some notable presenters attending include, Justice Mary S. Shostok from the Illinois 2nd District Appellate Court, Chicago Bears Director of Community Relations, Caroline Schrenker, and Waukegan native and alumnus, Nick Asberry, Professional Boxer.

About Clearview Elementary: 
Clearview Elementary is a part of Waukegan Public School District #60 that serves 17,000 students in preschool through grade twelve. Clearview is one of the largest elementary schools in Waukegan, serving over 700 diverse students. The upcoming Career Day event is a project from Clearview’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S) Universal team, which focuses on teaching respectful behavior to all students, as well as provide positive and meaningful learning experiences and celebrations. 

About United Way of Lake County: 
United Way of Lake County (UWLC) is preparing our children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families. Working with nonprofit agencies and community partners, we have identified four key programs to prepare children to succeed: Success By 6 Program – prepare for kindergarten; Reading Success Program – read at grade level; Stay in School Program – graduate high school; Safe and Stable Families Program – empowering families. UWLC is overcoming reading and educational barriers by reaching children, from preschool through high school, through these key programs.  The overall effect and benefits are multiplied by the strong collaboration with agencies and our community partners. www.LIVEUNITEDlakecounty.org 

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