Counselors Get Their Students Ready for Life.
School counselors at Cobb Horizon High School hosted the Life Readiness Fair to get their students focused on the future.
The school counselors at Cobb Horizon High School wanted to find an innovative way to engage their students in college- and career-readiness this year. In the past, they would have hosted a college and career fair, but in an effort to raise the bar and meet their students’ needs, they created the Life Readiness Fair. The online event was shared with other high schools around the District.
The purpose of the Life Readiness Fair is to expose their students to a variety of opportunities, information, and resources that extend beyond the typical construct of a “college fair.” Their goal was to promote a life readiness mindset among their students so that they can graduate from Cobb Horizon High School not only with a diploma, but also a tangible next step toward connecting with their passion and purpose in life.
The Life Readiness Fair also had a keynote speaker, Liz Campbell, the Associate Director of Employment Engagement for the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia. She spoke about “Why the Tassel is Worth the Hassel.” The event also featured a mini virtual college and career fair and onsite virtual job applications.
To encourage their students and families to attend, the counseling team at Cobb Horizon made the following video: https://youtu.be/czkPp8s7ITU. The team includes school counselors Ebony Payno, Keeva Gatlin-Hollinhead, and Mandy Mooney, as well as school counseling intern, Wendy Mallis.
Alexandra Huguelet, School Counseling Consultant
Contributing Author: Ebony Payno, School Counselor