KAPOW volunteers connect students to their futures in work — and life

By John Casbarro….

KAPOW volunteer Captain Troy Easley of the Coral Gables Fire Rescue Department is pictured with a George Washington Carver Elementary student during a KAPOW work site visit.

Can seven one-hour lessons change the lives of 25 young people forever? Absolutely!
More than 300 volunteers, from one-person businesses to major corporations and community organizations, are committed to this goal through the Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW) program. KAPOW exposes students to career opportunities and helps them connect what they are learning to their futures in the workplace.
KAPOW is looking for new volunteers this fall to expand the program that currently reaches 6,500 students from 60 elementary schools from Homestead to Broward County).
To participate, volunteers are assigned to one class at a local elementary school, visiting about once per month for one hour to teach KAPOW’s fun and easy to use lessons. Before volunteers begin the lessons, a one-time training session will show how the lessons work, ensure that you will be successful, and have a great time doing it.
For more information, photos and videos about KAPOW, go online to www.youtube.com/user/Jcasbarro and www.kapowlfs.org.

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