Rosie the Riveter Trust to empower youth at upcoming career fair

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Rosie the Riveter Trust to empower youth at upcoming career fair
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By Kathy Chouteau

Rosie the Riveter Trust, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park’s nonprofit partner, will collaborate with others to host the “Being the Best You: College and Career Fair” Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sylvester Greenwood Academy in Richmond.

The crux of the event? Empowering youth by encouraging their exploration of non-traditional career paths, while also promoting wellness. The fair, which is part of Rosie’s Service Corps Career Preparedness Program and centers on a holistic approach, will focus on “Being the Best You.”

Rosie’s Service Corps, the Yellow Heart Committee and Sylvester Greenwood Academy will join the Rosie the Riveter Trust as collaborators on the event.

Students will have the chance to learn about a diverse range of careers and educational opportunities, while also getting info on making the right choices pertaining to their individual well-being. They’ll be able to speak with people from various trades, take a peek at non-traditional careers and connect with reps from organizations, companies and community colleges at the fair.

“The goal is to inspire juniors and seniors to consider diverse career options and challenge traditional career track norms,” according to Rosie the Riveter Trust.

The fair’s track record speaks to its success, with organizers noting last year’s robust turnout, with more than 20 Bay Area companies and organizations participating. A Rosie Service Corps student survey also found that student fair attendees left it feeling optimistic and more aware of their post-high school career options.

Want to be a part of the fair? Organizations, companies and community colleges are encouraged by organizers to participate in the event. Questions about participating or learning more about Rosie’s Service Corps can be directed to Leo Cuevas at [email protected] or (510) 609-6843.

The Sylvester Greenwood Academy is located at 831 Chanslor Ave. in Richmond.