Seeks to inspire and educate elementary school children about work and working through partnerships among businesses, communities and schools. KIDS AND THE POWER OF WORK, a program of the National Child Labor Committee, is a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally developed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom. In addition, students make one visit to the workplace to participate in hands-on activities. KAPOW lays a foundation for young students, introducing them to work related concepts and experiences that can be continually reinforced throughout the formative years.
|Our Key Features:|
|1. Students gain career awareness, learning employability skills and how to connect the world of school to the world
of work through hands on activities and interaction with people from the workplace
|2. Students, parents and teachers learn more about the world of work|
|3. Teachers can integrate workplace concepts and skills into their curriculum|
|4. Schools and businesses are brought closer together|
|5. Companies become active in their communities and demonstrate commitment to investing in the future|
|6. Businesses can make an impact on public schools in their communities and influence educational change|
|7. Business volunteers sharpen their verbal skills, develop pride in themselves, their companies and their jobs|
|8. Schools gain an innovative program that motivates everyone involved|
|9. Parents can directly contribute to and participate in program activities|
Susan Ladner, Esq.
New York, New York 10036