‘When I Grow Up Expo’ draws crowd for hands-on career exploration

Houston families stepped out into the sunshine for a productive, fun-filled day on Saturday at the “When I Grow Up Expo” at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center.

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Approximately 6,000 people took advantage of the more than 100 exhibitors, including Exxon Mobil, Centerpoint Energy, and the Chavez High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) showcased hands-on career awareness and exploration activities. Face painters and food vendors maintained a party atmosphere. Students were encouraged to take part in numerous exercises designed to help them explore different career options.

“Our exhibitors continue to outdo themselves each year,” said Career Readiness Manager Dana Sturdevant, “and this year I am certain each and every one of our guests were engaged and left with a better understanding of many career fields.

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