As we are preparing to graduate the Class of 2022, I thought you would enjoy reading about our Senior Internship Project, an optional program open to all eligible Revere seniors. It serves as an amazing transition from the traditional high school experience within the walls of our beautiful high school, to hands-on experience in the community – the real world of work.
This program allows students to work on meaningful and independent workplace experience projects of their own design in lieu of regular classes, become exposed to potential career opportunities and people within the community, and strengthen community partnerships. Participating students commit to a minimum of 40 hours spread over three weeks and prepare a presentation highlighting their experience to share with teachers, counselors and administrators at the end of May.
Revere business teacher, Jeff Dallas, and school counselor, Emily Rion, partnered to create this experience. In its second year, approximately 156 seniors will be participating during the month of May, up from 93 seniors last year. Mr. Dallas shares, “Last year was our first year of doing this program at Revere, and I can’t tell you how many students told us about the connections they made with the businesses they were interning with. I think the obvious connection to the business department is the fact that these students are experiencing a number of the topics discussed in our business classes. Networking is a huge asset for our students to learn and experience.”
The local businesses, just to name a few, include: Richfield Animal Shelter, Colonial Pharmacy, ACTIV, Victory Gallop, RB Stout, Cantella, Lund Equipment Company, Richfield Historical Museum, Pint and Pie Works, Wealth Advisory Group, and Crystal Clinic.
School counselor Emily Rion shares, “With the fluidity of careers in our modern day, I am extremely passionate about students exploring all of their options for their future and their goals. Education encompasses the whole child/student (academic, social/emotional, college/career) and incorporating the options to expand a student’s knowledge outside of the classroom is imperative to the overall growth of our students. Being in a district like Revere, we are blessed with a wealth of professionals, businesses, and organizations that our students can learn from. Huge thanks to all of our local sponsors of our students.”
We are all extremely grateful to our local businesses who are supporting our students in these internship opportunities. This is just another example of what makes Revere different, what makes Revere special.
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