Time spent learning translates into a better prepared workforce and the Mesa County Business Education Foundation (MCBEF) is committed to helping identify and support community initiatives that offer opportunities for learning outside the classroom and/or on the job. With that in mind, the foundation has teamed with other community organizations to offer a unique opportunity for parents to learn about summer options for younger aged students and summer employment opportunities for high schoolers at one location at one time.
The event, dubbed the Summer Youth Education and Employment Fair will take place on Thursday, April 9th, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Grand Mesa Middle School. Booths from a variety of organizations will offer timely information and opportunities for one on one dialogue. There is no cost to attend.
There are opportunities for non-profit organizations that offer a learning program for youth during the summer and businesses that offer summer learning opportunities to participate. The cost for businesses is $100 which includes a booth at the event and a flyer in packets handed out to those attending the fair. Nonprofits are asked to participate at the $50 level and businesses with employment opportunities for high school students can exhibit at no charge. For more information please contact Diane (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 970-242-3214.
Last year over 600 parents and students took advantage of this unique event in order to make summer about something more than a “break” from school. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!