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!
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]
A collaboration between OACAC, local elementary schools, and youth organizations, VOICE provides a hands-on introduction to six different career paths:
Students, parents, and teachers can learn more about these six career paths from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Research has shown numerous benefits for children who complete an elementary-based career awareness program:
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].
|October 12th||8:30AM-10:15AM||Victory Academy||Webster|
|November 1st||12:30PM-3:15PM||Pleasant Hope Elementary||Polk|
|November 2nd||11:30AM-3:15PM||Fremont Elementary||Greene|
|November 16th||Time TBD||Marion C Early Elementary||Polk|
|January 9th||8:15AM-10:45AM||Sunshine Elementary||Greene|
|January 23rd||8:30AM-12:00PM||Ozark North Elementary||Christian|
|January 24th||8:30AM-12:00PM||Ozark North Elementary||Christian|
|January 24th||8:30AM-11:15AM||Rountree Elementary||Greene|
|January 25th||8:00AM-11:30AM||Seymour Elementary||Webster|
|January 26th||8:30AM-11:15AM||Rountree Elementary||Greene|
|February 8th||8:00AM-11:00AM||Lockwood Elementary||Dade|
|February 22nd||1:00PM-3:30PM||Disney Elementary||Greene|
|February 22nd||7:50AM-11:30AM||Mallory Elementary||Dallas|
|March 7th||8:30AM-11:15AM||Boyd Elementary||Greene|
|March 22nd||8:30AM-12:15PM||Fremont Elementary||Greene|
|April 19th||8:40AM-11:00AM||Mark Twain Elementary||Greene|
|April 20th||8:00AM-11:00AM||Dadeville Elementary||Dade|
|April 25th||8:00AM-11:00AM||Pittman Elementary||Greene|
|April 27th||12:30PM-3:15PM||York Elementary||Greene|
|May 1st||12:30PM-3:15PM||Bingham Elementary||Greene|
|May 2nd||8:30AM-11:15AM||Bingham Elementary||Greene|
|May 9th||8:00AM-12:00PM||Bissett Elementary||Greene|
|May 10th||12:30PM-3:15PM||Truman Elementary||Greene|
“I hope you come back next year.”
“I really learned about more jobs than I could ever imagine.”
“I’m really thankful because some people, like in Africa, do not this is kind of stuff and I appreciate that.”
“I really loved the presentation. I could tell that you cared about our future.”
“Thank you for taking time out of your work day to come and inspire us to live our dreams.”
OACAC has a great standing in this community and I wasn’t let down by this simulation.
I want to do good in school so that I can get a cool job someday.
After today, I want to be an architect so I can build cool things!