Career Cafe Happenings

On November 7th the Career Coach partnered with Junior Achievement of Central Virginia  and Luck Stone in Milford Va for a job shadow opportunity.  Ten students learned  about workplace readiness skills, career opportunities, and the history of Luck Stone Industries.  Students also where given a tour and participated in a working lunch on site.

The Career Cafe held on November 14th hosted  Stephen C. Letchford, L.S., Survey Manager of AES Consulting Engineers.  Mr. Letchford discussed the various career pathways for surveying, what the job is really like , and the great need for surveyors in the future.    For more information on this career, please visit Virginia Association of Surveyors  for more information.


Students standing in front of a rock truckStudents who participated in the career cafe in November

Beauty and Barber

TRICKS OF THE TRADE:Collaborating within the division to give our high schoolers the opportunity to practice using their vocational skills while helping meet the needs of our elementary school students.

GWENDOLYN GREEN(an ISS Coordinator at CHS)TIA COURTNEY(a cosmetology teacher at CHS), andSOPHELIA ROLLINS(an ISS Coordinator at BGE), all came together to create a program called Beauty and Barber.  This program was developed to not only help elementary students feel good about themselves by providing free haircuts and styles once a week, but also to give high school students an opportunity to practice their cosmetology skills.  The program includes the collaboration of building principals for approval, teachers to identify students who can participate, transportation to get students from school to school, and students to cut and style the hair.  

[Beauty and Barber originated with a non-profit organization called Colorless Missions that aims to help improve families through livelihood programs, providing school supplies, and support outreach programs.  They help to heal, restore, and build lasting relationships in the community through outreach, service projects, acts of kindness, and prayer.]

Barber and Beauty collageTeachers with Beauty and Barber

Career Center Information from Ms. Hummer

  • The Career Center salutes all past, present, and future Army, Navy, Airforce, Marine, and Coast Guard men and women. Thank you for your service. Interested in a military career? Please visit to learn more.
  • November is National Career Development Month. The Career Coach celebrated this month with a trip to Luck Stone to learn about workplace readiness skills and career pathways of the organization.
  • The Career Coach will also be having a Career Cafe with a Surveyor from Virginia Association of Surveyors on November 14 with Mr. BLack’s class. Please check out Get My Future to learn about careers, apprenticeships, applying for college, and finding jobs.
  • November 11-15 is National Apprenticeship Week. The Career Coach will be in all 3 lunch periods on November 12th to showcase various apprenticeship opportunities including Germanna Apprenticeships. Stop by to see her. Also you may visit to learn more about hses great opportunities.

YES! Youth Empowerment Summit

Date: November 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
YES! Youth Empowerment Summit
Event Description:
Join FAHASS, in partnership with the Got5? campaign, for Fredericksburg’s first Youth Empowerment Summit! Designed to educate and challenge youth aged 13-24 about a variety of difficulties they may be facing including psychosocial issues, cultural differences, and health disparities.

In addition to the keynote presentation, Identifying Trauma and Increasing Resilience in Youths, attendees will also select 2 breakout sessions, organized by age group. Breakout sessions include breaking the academic code to excellence, HIV prevention strategies, negotiating boundaries, and understanding school-age gender & sexual minority groups

Parents, teachers, counselors and community educators are also encouraged to participate. MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED. Register here: