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Making the connection between school and career


Lesly Diaz and Luis Cerezo
Lesly Diaz and Luis Cerezo

Pictured at May 20th’s KAPOW (Kids and the Power of Work) Partner Recognition event are Homestead Job Corps Center’s Lesly Diaz, Business and Community Liaison and Luis Cerezo, Center Director.

Homestead Job Corps Center received a platinum award for their six years of volunteering with the KAPOW program. KAPOW volunteer Lesly Diaz is assigned to Ms. Tavita Duenes’ 2nd grade class at Redondo Elementary.

Once a month, volunteers like Diaz go into classrooms to show children the connection between their school experience and the world of work. Once a year, the children do a site visit.

On May 6, eighteen children from Ms. Duenes’ class toured Homestead Job Corps Center. They met with the Wellness Manager, Vocational Manager and other staff members and students to learn about careers such as Medical Assistant, Carpenter’s Helper, Security and Business Technology.

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