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

When’s the next VOICE?

DateTimeLocationCounty
January 9th8:30AM-9:30AM
9:30-AM-10:30AM
Sunshine ElementaryGreene
January 24th9:00AM-10:00AM
10:00-11:00AM
Rountree ElementaryGreene
January 26th9:00AM-10:00AM
10:00AM-11:00AM
Rountree ElementaryGreene
February 22nd1:20PM-2:20PM
2:30PM-3:30PM
Disney ElementaryGreene
March 7th9:00AM-10:00AM
10:00AM-11:00AM
Boyd ElementaryGreene
March 26th8:30-9:30AM
9:30-10:30AM
11:30-12:30PM
Williams ElementaryGreene
March 28th8:30-9:30AM
9:30-10:30AM
11:30-12:30PM
Williams ElementaryGreene
April 5th TBDBowerman ElementaryGreene
April 6th TBDBowerman ElementaryGreene
April 19th 9:00AM-10:00AM
10:00AM-10:45AM
Mark Twain ElementaryGreene
April 25th8:30AM-9:30AM
9:30AM-10:30AM
Pittman ElementaryGreene
April 27th1:00PM-2:00PM
2:00PM-3:00PM
York ElementaryGreene
May 1st1:00PM-2:00PM
2:00PM-3:00PM
Bingham ElementaryGreene
May 2nd9:00AM-10:00AM
10:00AM-11:00AM
Bingham ElementaryGreene
May 9th8:30AM-9:30AM
9:30AM-10:30AM
10:30AM-11:30AM
Bissett ElementaryGreene
May 10th1:00PM-2:00PM
2:00PM-3:00PM
Truman Elementary

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