“Does anyone know what this is?” PSPCA Humane Law Enforcement officer Sergeant Wayne Smith asked a classroom full of fifth-graders, holding up what looked to be a giant pair of welding gloves. “Cat gloves,” he answered, among squeals from his young audience. In a classroom down the hall, Stephanie Mertz of local sandwich shop Rybrew explained to seventh-graders what it takes to be an entrepreneur, while Jason Frandi of JMI Sports clued eighth grade students in on what working in the sports industry is really like. This was CSFP’s third annual Career Day, during which representatives from CSFP’s young professionals group, the Young Friends of CSFP, gathered at Saint Peter the Apostle School to present their careers to middle-schoolers.
Thirteen young professionals participated in this year’s Career Day, presenting on diverse careers to Saint Peter’s 5th-8th grades. Students were able to ask questions to small panels of presenters, who gave students insights into various career paths. Like past Career Days, this event proved insightful and rewarding for the school and panelists. Sister Rose, principal at Saint Peter the Apostle School, said of Career Day: “Our kids just love it. This is the best thing going.”
YFCSFP gives young professionals a chance to connect with CSFP’s mission and some of the 5,300 children we support through service-focused events like Career Day, and networking events and happy hours throughout the city. YFCSFP is currently seeking new members interested in education in the city and looking to make a difference. Learn more.