FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
NATHAN HALE HIGH SCHOOL
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO LEAD IGNITE AT YOUR SCHOOL?
It offers great opportunities for students to visit job sites and meet people who have interesting stories to tell about their career journey in the STEM industry. Some sites have also provided job shadow opportunities or a chance for students to work in collaborative groups to innovate and problem solve an issue that the company is facing.
WHAT IMPACT HAS IGNITE HAD ON YOUR FEMALE STUDENTS?
They get really excited about their future opportunities after their IGNITE events. They make the connection between school and work and the key to success: apply yourself, grab opportunities, show up and work hard.
ARE THERE ANY MEMORABLE STORIES OF HOW IGNITE HAS HAD AN IMPACT AT YOUR SCHOOL?
I love listening to their stories on our bus ride home. It opens their eyes to the job possibilities, giving them hope for their future. Our group has been student-led this year. One of my students has taken this on for her senior project. She is organizing the field trips, recruiting students, designing flyers & bulletin boards, and collaborating with IGNITE to have a panel come and speak at our school. Inspiring students to take the lead and apply themselves now is a strong message that we hear from the professionals through IGNITE.