Here’s a Way Youth and Professionals Interact for Tomorrow’s Future

by Sister Julie Ann on December 1, 2009

img_7092.jpgOn December 1, 2009, the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce invited over 100 professionals including the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity to interact with 4,000 area high school sophomores at the 16th annual Career Expo entitled 2 Days Pathways, 2morrows Future. The expo is one opportunity for adults to meet young people and encourage them as they look to their future. And students learn about the education and the necessary skills required to succeed.

img_7088.jpgIn preparing for the day, exhibit booths were organized under 16 categories. Here are some of the listings.  Can you guess in which category the Franciscan Sisters were placed?

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Human Services
  • Art, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Business, Management & Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing, Sales & Service
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Education & Training
  • Health Science

img_7091.jpgAlthough life as a religious sister doesn’t exactly fit any career category, the Franciscan Sisters feel blessed to accept invitations to spend time with both young people and other adults who also desire to make a difference in the world using their own gifts and talents.

Note: Day organizers placed the Sisters under these categories: Human Services, Business, Management & Administration, Education & Training and Health Science.

Any comments?

7 thoughts on “Here’s a Way Youth and Professionals Interact for Tomorrow’s Future”

  1. Kevin Konkol says:

    It was great seeing you there again this year. There was always a large group of kids around your booth. You did a wonderful job connecting with the kids. Great job!

  2. Sister Sharon Paul says:

    I think that was a unique opportunity to participate in the Annual Career Expo Day and interact with so many professionals. The eleven areas mentioned we as Franciscan Sisters do touch base in all of those in some way and form. Think about it. Have a blessed ADVENT to each of you!

  3. Kevin, we look forward to collaborating with you. The Boys and Girls Clubs and your own volunteerism in your parish are true signs of God’s goodness in your life. I hope you are ready for your next session with the youth.

  4. Kudos to the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce for inviting you, you for responding, and others for supporting efforts to give young people what many are searching for: something beyond a career, a way to make a difference. Education in the lifestyles of marriage, single life and religious life is on a par with education for a career… or maybe even more important than education for a career. Blessings on all who listened and responded to you.

  5. Sister Rosangela Weiland says:

    The Expo was a great way to interact with young people. You are a true gift to them and to our community for responding so positively, Sister Julie Ann and Sister Mary Ann. I pray that God gives you the energy to continue in all the good you do.

  6. Many of the schools require their students to interview some of thoes with booths at this Career Day. One of the questions the students often asked is, “What is something you enjoy about your job/life?” My immediate response is, “having an opportunity to meet young people like yourselves.”

    This almost always gets a smile from the students. But it is more than affirming them. Seeing so many of these teens together, friendly, respectful, asking good questions is such a great way to discover God’s goodness in our lives! Nothing can beat the energy and openness of youth!

  7. Clara says:

    Wow! The Sister’s work really does involve a lot of areas when you think about it. Thank you for being there.

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