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
Please check back for an updated listing of VOICE Experiences
December 5th1:30PM-3:00PMPleasant Hope ElementaryPolk
December 7th12:15PM-3:30PMPortland ElementaryGreene
January 23rd9:30AM-10:45AM
10:00-11:30AM
Miller ElementaryLawrence
January 24th8:30AM-10:00AM
10:00AM-11:30AM
Miller ElementaryLawrence
January 31st12:30PM-2:15PMCentral Park ElementaryBarry
February 6th 1:00PM-2:45PMRountree Elementary Greene
February 7th12:15PM-1:45PM
2:00PM-3:30PM
Miller ElementaryLawrence
February 8th9:00AM-10:45AMRountree ElementaryGreene
February 12th9:00AM-10:30AMFordland ElementaryWebster
February 19th9:00AM-10:30AMFordland ElementaryWebster
February 22nd9:30-11:00AM
12:00-1:30PM
Marionville ElementaryLawrence
February 26th8:30AM-10:00AM
10:05AM-11:35AM
Fordland ElementaryWebster
February 28th12:45PM-2:30PMCentral Park ElementaryBarry
March 1st8:45AM-10:30AM
1:15PM-3:00PM
York ElementaryGreene
March 5th8:30AM-10:00AM
10:05AM-11:35AM
Fordland ElementaryWebster
March 7th1:00PM-3:00PMDisney ElementaryGreene
March 8th9:15-10:45AM
12:00-1:30PM
Pierce City Middle SchoolLawrence
March 14th8:30-10:00AM
10:15-11:30AM
Marionville ElementaryLawrence
March21stSparta ElementaryChristian
March 21st1:10PM-3:00PMDisney ElementaryGreene
March 22ndSparta MiddleChristian
March 28thMatthews ElementaryChristian
April 4th8:00AM-11:15AMBowerman ElementaryGreene
April 4th9:30-11:00AM
11:45-1:15PM
1:30-3:00PM
Central ElementaryLawrence
April 5th8:00AM-11:15AMBowerman ElementaryGreene
April 5th12:30-2:00PM
2:00-3:30PM
Central ElementaryLawrence
April 11th8:00AM-11:10AM
1:00PM-2:45PM
Bissett ElementaryGreene
April 16th9:00AM-11:00AMMark Twain ElementaryGreene
April 18th9:00AM-11:00AMMark Twain ElementaryGreene
April 26th8:00AM-11:00AMPittman ElementaryGreene
May 9th12:30PM-3:30PMTruman ElementaryGreene

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!