100,000 Opportunities Initiative Wants You! [UPDATED]
With thousands of youth in Seattle & King County out of school and not working, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is hosting an Opportunity Fair. It will be a day of connection and empowerment, both to more than 20 leading companies, and a full suite of services, workshops, and inspiration to help break down barriers for youth. Watch this inspirational video from a recent Phoenix Opportunity Fair and just try to not be inspired to join in.
But good news: You can help!
UPDATE May 2: We’ve hit our volunteer goal. Thank you!
We are looking for volunteers to support the Opportunity Fair on Thursday, May 5 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (two different shifts available!). Volunteer roles include: helping youth plan their day and access resources, check-in, navigators, conducting mock interviews, coaching for resumes and applications, and generally creating a welcoming and supportive environment. It all takes place at the Century Link Field Event Center.
Feedback from the Phoenix Opportunity Fair:
“I’ve been to job fairs, but they’re just not like this.”
“I didn’t expect to come here and get a job. It was on the spot!”
“Today is the start to a new life; today is adulthood.”
Just a couple of hours of input and support can make a lifetime of difference.
Sign up today!
Alice FongApril 21, 2016
So glad United Way is a partner in this!! :)