Dre3am Day Inspires

Dre3am Day Inspires
Posted on 11/02/2017
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Akron Public Schools hosted DrE3am Day for its senior students on Nov. 2 at the John S. Knight Center. The event was designed to help seniors make the transition to post-high school and featured a keynote speaker to motivate them and breakout sessions to help them prepare for their chosen paths of enrollment in college, enlistment in the military or employment in the community. Among the sessions was the APS College and Career Fair featuring 40+ schools and employers to connect with each APS senior.

Keynote speaker Brian Heat is an educator, academic administrator, motivator and entrepreneur from Washington, DC.

The Breakout Sessions:
  • Adulting 101 - Handling Your Business (Establishing and maintaining good credit); presented by PNC Bank; focus: Enlist, Employ, Enroll
  • The Balancing Act - Academic and Social Life in College (How do you succeed and have fun in college? Former APS Student Panel); presented by Janee Kelly, Ashli Johnson; focus: Enroll
  • Playing Sports in College - More Than a Game (NCAA guidelines and the life of a college athlete); presented by Gerald Crutchfield, Joe Vassalotti; focus: Enroll
  • Finding the Job You Want ... and Keeping It (Tips on Interviewing skills and workplace etiquette); focus: Employ
  • You're in the Service - Now What? (What is a "typical" day in the life of someone in the armed services?); presented by First Class Petty Officer Greico and Sgt. Poblete; focus: Enlist
  • Successful Scholarships - What is in an Application? (Tips on finding and completing successful scholarship applications); presented by Dr. Angela-Neal Barnett, Yvonne Pointer; focus: Enroll
  • Don't Take it Personally - It's Just Business (Managing conflict in the workplace); presented by Jackie Silas Butler; focus: Employ
  • Transitioning - From School to the World of Work (Supported employment and more); presented by Disability Services, OOD and DD; focus: Employ (closed-invitation only)
  • Understanding Financial Aid (An overview of financial aid including how to complete the FAFSA); presented by Tanya Lundy; focus: Enroll

APS wishes to thank everyone who helped create and produce this event and inspire our students.  Watch our DrE3am Day video here:

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