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
November 12th8:30AM-10:00AMDadeville SchoolsDade
November 22nd8:30AM-11:30AMForsyth ElementaryTaney
November 22nd9:00AM-10:30AM
12:30PM-2:00PM
Blue Eye ElementaryStone
November 25th9:30AM-11:00AM
12:30PM-2:00PM
Blue Eye ElementaryStone
December 2nd1:00PM-2:30PMCentral Park ElementaryBarry
December 4th1:30PM-3:30PMPleasant Hope ElementaryPolk
December 4th8:15AM-9:45AMRobinson ElementaryLawrence
December 5th8:15AM-9:45AMRobinson ElementaryLawrence
Dec 6th8:30AM-10:30Forsyth ElementaryTaney
December 10th8:15AM-9:45AMRobinson ElementaryLawrence
December 16th10:00AM-11:30AM
12:45PM-2:15PM
Reeds Spring ElementaryStone
January 10thTBDLockwood ElementaryDade
January 24th1:30PM-2:45PMYork ElementaryGreene
January 27th1:00PM-2:30PMCentral Park ElementaryBarry
January 31st1:30PM-2:45PMYork ElementaryGreene
February 24th1:00PM-2:30PMCentral Park ElementaryBarry
February 25th9:00AM-10:30AMMark Twain ElementaryGreene
February 27th9:00AM-10:30AMMark Twain ElementaryGreene
March 3rdTBDMiller ElementaryLawrence
March 4thTBDMiller ElementaryLawrence
March 11th10:00AM-11:30AM
12:45PM-2:15PM
Reeds Spring ElementaryStone
March 11th1:00PM-3:30PMRountree ElementaryGreene
March 26th1:00PM-2:30PMMathews ElementaryChristian
March 27th8:15AM-9:30AM
9:30AM-11:15AM
Bowerman ElementaryGreene
April 1st8:30AM-11:30AMSchofield ElementaryGreene
April 9th8:30AM-9:35AM
9:40AM-10:45AM
Bissett ElementaryGreene
April 14th8:00AM-9:00AMWeaver ElementaryGreene
April 15th8:00AM-9:00AMWeaver ElementaryGreene
April 15thTBDCentral ElementaryLawrence
April 16thTBDCentral ElementaryLawrence
May 1st8:30AM-9:45AM
9:45AM-10:45AM
Pittman ElementaryGreene
May 7th1:00PM-2:10PM
2:15PM-3:30PM
Truman ElementaryGreene

What are folks saying about VOICE?

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