Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton will be the keynote speaker for the “Close the Deal” event for Apollo High School juniors on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
The Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club, 3415 Buckland Square, is hosting the event designed to prepare the AHS juniors for success in life after high school.
Keynote speaker is Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton, who will share her inspirational story about rising from poverty through hard work and determination, and her commitment to service to others. Other speakers are AHS Principal Rick Lasley and DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor.
Students will be engaged in a series of “Table Talk” conversations on topics in four categories – college admissions, financial aid, careers and life readiness – relating to transitioning from high school to college and careers. Post-secondary, business and community leaders will share information about employability skills, interviewing tips, communication skills, choosing the right college or university, applying for financial aid and topics about adult life in general, such as setting up checking and savings accounts, managing a budget, and the importance of learning to cook, wash clothes and other domestic responsibilities.
Students will also visit booths providing information about college and career opportunities, such as the Boys & Girls Club’s “Earn to Learn” program, which offers high school students the opportunity to earn scholarship dollars for volunteering at either campus of the Boys & Girls Club. Admissions and financial aid counselors from Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro Community and Technical College, Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky will be in attendance, as well as members of the regional business community and local and state elected officials.
“Close the Day” has been organized by Jeremy Camron, AHS College and Career Readiness coach; Sue Krampe, Apollo Youth Service Center coordinator; and Ryan Bibb, program director at the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club. Camron said the goal of this event is to provide a vision for the future as students enter their senior year and start making plans for their transition to adulthood.
Camron says the goal of this event is to provide a vision for the future as students enter their senior year and start making plans for their transition to adulthood.