Greater Peoria Regional Pathways Hosts Successful CareerSpark Event

Over 400 volunteers from 100+ organizations and 15 sponsors came together to host 4,100 8th graders from 65 schools for CareerSpark, a hands-on career exploration on October 5-6, 2022. Representatives from Junior Achievement’s USA’s national team also joined the fun!

During the event, the region, in partnership with the Success Network, hosted leaders from Chicago Public Schools, the Champaign Education for Employment Office, the Quad Cities Junior Achievement Chapter, Black Hawk Region Pathways, and the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, all of whom were interested in learning more on how to replicate similar efforts in their communities. At the meeting, Sarah Hartwick from the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association shared strategies to engage employers.

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Student Advisory Council: Winter 2023 Meeting

SAC members provided thoughtful insights on their course selection and advising experiences, plus shared their perspectives on high school graduation, college enrollment, and community college remediation data from the Illinois School Report Card.

2022 In Review

In 2022, the Success Network expanded its reach and impact through thoughtful convenings, engagement with students, new supports and funding opportunities for Leadership Communities, and the launch of a new policy committee.

Agriculture Career Expo Held in Vandalia

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter in Vandalia hosted a Career Expo on November 10. They had 17 booths at the fair and discussed various career