VOICE

VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INSPIRING CHILDREN IN ELEMENTARY 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

OACAC launched VOICE in 2014, to help our local elementary students answer this question by fostering awareness of different career paths.

VOICE is a great conversation starter for kids to talk to their families about future dreams and aspirations!

VOICE EXPERIENCE

Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary (VOICE) is a project which brings careers to life for kids and encourages them to dream BIG about their futures! For more information on bringing VOICE to your community, contact [email protected]

What Is VOICE?

A collaboration between OACAC, local elementary schools, and youth organizations, VOICE provides a hands-on introduction to six different career paths:

  • Arts and Communication
  • Business, Management, and Technology
  • Natural Resources and Agriculture
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Engineering and Technology
  • Health Services

Students, parents, and teachers can learn more about these six career paths from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

WHY

Why VOICE?

 

Research has shown numerous benefits for children who complete an elementary-based career awareness program:

  • High grades
  • Higher academic achievement
  • Improved school involvement
  • Increased career awareness exploration
  • Increased personal and interpersonal skills

PARTICIPATE

How Can Children Participate in a VOICE Experience?

 

Would you like to schedule a VOICE experience for your school or youth organization? Do you have questions about the program? Please send an email to [email protected].

When’s the next VOICE?

DateTimeLocationCounty
January 9th8:15AM-10:45AM
Sunshine ElementaryGreene
January 17th11:30AM-2:30PMEverton ElementaryDade
January 17thTBDMcCulloch ElementaryGreene
January 23rd8:30AM-12:00PMOzark North ElementaryChristian
January 24th8:30AM-12:00PMOzark North ElementaryChristian
January 24th8:30AM-11:15AMRountree ElementaryGreene
January 25th8:00AM-11:30AMSeymour ElementaryWebster
January 26th8:30AM-11:15AMRountree ElementaryGreene
February 7th1:30PM-3:00PMMcGregor ElementaryGreene
February 8th8:00AM-11:00AMLockwood ElementaryDade
February 15th1:00PM-3:00PMSherwood ElementaryGreene
February 16th1:00PM-2:00PMSherwood ElementaryGreene
February 20th9:00AM-11:00AM
12:00PM-3:30PM
Miller ElementaryLawrence
February 21st8:00AM-11:30AM
12:00PM-3:30PM
Miller ElementaryLawrence
February 22nd1:00PM-3:30PMDisney ElementaryGreene
February 22nd7:50AM-11:30AMMallory ElementaryDallas
February 28th12:30PM-3:30PMESPY ElementaryChristian
March 7th8:30AM-11:15AMBoyd ElementaryGreene
March 20th1:00PM-3:15PMHorace Mann ElementaryGreene
March 22nd8:30AM-12:15PMFremont ElementaryGreene
March 26th8:00AM-11:45AMWilliams ElementaryGreene
March 28th8:00AM-11:45AMWilliams ElementaryGreene
April 5th 8:15AM-11:15AMBowerman ElementaryGreene
April 6th 8:15AM-11:15AMBowerman ElementaryGreene
April 10th1:30PM-3:00PMHorace Mann ElementaryGreene
April 12th1:30PM-3:30PMHorace Mann ElementaryGreene
April 19th 8:40AM-11:00AM
Mark Twain ElementaryGreene
April 20th8:00AM-11:00AMDadeville ElementaryDade
April 25th8:00AM-11:00AMPittman ElementaryGreene
April 27th12:30PM-3:15PMYork ElementaryGreene
May 1st12:30PM-3:15PMBingham ElementaryGreene
May 2nd8:30AM-11:15AMBingham ElementaryGreene
May 9th8:00AM-12:00PMBissett ElementaryGreene
May 10th12:30PM-3:15PMTruman ElementaryGreene
May 10th7:45AM-1:00PMCentral ElementaryLawrence
May 11thTBDPierce City Middle SchoolLawrence
May 18th7:45AM-11:00AMCentral ElementaryLawrence

What are folks saying about VOICE?

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Help us inspire more kids in Southwest Missouri to dream big!

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Your support gives more kids a hands-on introduction to different career paths!