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Job Shadow Experience


Our school coordinates a Job Shadow Day with Take Your Daughter To Work week in April. We chose this week for job shadowing because businesses often plan special events in conjunction with this national program. We encourage as many students as possible to participate. Volunteers assist two teacher coordinators place students at job sites if students would like to shadow but don't have a place to go. They must provide their own transportation and the school keeps a record of where each student is shadowing. Students who have special opportunities on alternate dates are encouraged to go with the understanding that missed work will be completed. We make visits to the local businesses to take photos of our shadowing students for the newspaper. They fill out an evaluation form in their social studies classes and write thank you notes during language arts. Most student comments are very positive and some have even found summer jobs through their shadow experience.

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