Sometimes, the best way to figure out a plan for your future is to hear directly from people who have been there.
In May, our volunteer focus was college and career readiness. We asked people from all walks of life across North Texas to share their experiences with applying for and attending college, finding a career path, interviewing for jobs and finding work that they enjoy.
What does being “college or career ready” mean? Figuring out your path for the future, exposing yourself to relevant experiences and education, and developing the skills you need to get where you want to be.
College and career readiness is a focus of ours because the more young North Texans who achieve financial security, the better our community as a whole can be. That’s why one of our Aspire United 2030 Goals is to increase by 20% the number of young adults in our region who earn a living wage. This will add nearly $800 million in wages per year to the local economy.
College and career readiness is also important on an individual scale. The choices you make today will impact your financial stability and career satisfaction for years to come.
To help you determine your own path, we’re sharing some of our favorite advice from United Way volunteers. (And while you’re here: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year, and we’d love for you to be part of the movement. Visit our VOMO page to see our current and upcoming volunteer programs.)