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Career Day For All Great Falls Public School 8th Graders

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8th graders in Great Falls Public schools had an all day glimpse of potential futures.

"Today we have career fair for all 8th graders in Great Falls Public schools, so it's more than 800 students and their learning about different careers with the idea of hopefully be able to learn about what is coming up ahead in high school and that will help prepare them for the future," says United Way's Kim Skornogoski.

The 8th grade career day is part of the Great Falls United Way's graduation plan to help keep kids in school.

"One of our major goals is to get kids to graduate, and to be career ready and to be thinking about the future and so we thought at 8th grade this is the perfect time to really try to get students thinking about their futures," explains Skornogoski.

The United Way had some help from many community volunteers; who were a pleasantly surprised with the students enthusiasm.

"Ah it's been awesome its been really great and I was a little nervous coming in to you don't know what you are going to expect but the kids are great, oh definitely, you can see there is a lot of the kids that are tuned right in, they were right into it so," says Scheels Representative, Jason Mack.

United Way officials know that the success of such a program will reveal itself over time and hope to see more students stay in school.

"You know we really hope that along with learning about potential careers the students will learn about  what in school ties in with their future careers," adds Skornogoski.

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