SAC Members Share Tools for Planning for Life After High School

To broaden the resources that students can use to plan for life after high school, Network Organizers introduced SAC members to the PaCE Student Checklist and the Illinois High School to Career Tool. While many of the students were unfamiliar with these resources, almost all of them said they were likely or very likely to use and share the tools with other students after learning about them. Students also indicated that the platforms are easy to navigate. “I enjoyed learning about the PACE tool. I’m excited to share it with people in my school because it is so well organized!” said Cecilia Fumo, a junior at Auburn High School.

Network Organizers challenged the students to come up with creative ways to share the tools with peers at their schools and SAC members rose to the challenge! Take a look:

Aline Niyogusenga
Rock Island H.S.
Class of 2023

I made this flyer, posted it around the school, and presented it in a teacher-student meeting we had to better our school. I also presented it in some of the clubs I’m active in.

Anusha Nadkarni
Bloomington H.S.
Class of 2023

I shared this video with administrators to implement into advisories.

Cecelia Fumo
Auburn H.S.
Class of 2024

I shared this slide with my school’s Model UN, Key Club, and cross-country and track teams to spread awareness about the PaCE framework.

Irais Montoya
Wheeling H.S.
Class of 2023

Irais Montoya - IL High School 2 Career

I made this sheet with a QR code to the Illinois High School to Career website and a small snippet of what it helps with. I posted them on our school’s social media pages and printed them out for teachers to put up in their classrooms!

Olivia Hendrix
Belvidere North H.S.
Class of 2024

HS2C - Olivia Hendrix
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I sent this presentation to my high school counselor who helps students with college searches!

Qi Zhang
Adlai E. Stevenson H.S.
Class of 2025

I finished creating a poster sharing the PaCE student checklist, and I shared it with my counselor. I was also able to share this poster to students in my class. I found this assignment really meaningful since I was able to support my peers in achieving their goals.

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