Magnolia Rotary Club Grant Gives 8th Graders Chromebooks

The career day is an expansion of the existing job shadow program the Rotary Club has sponsored for the past several years. This year’s program focused on first generation to-be college students, including students who benefited from the exposure to various opportunities.

Kandice Cabets, Rotary Club president stated, “This is the largest grant our club has received and what a blessing that we can make an impact on the lives of the students in our community. The expansion of job program brought real-world context and relevance to the students and inspired some students to think about new careers they have not thought about.”

The students started the career day with opening remarks from a couple of senior students who stressed the importance of setting goals and how to achieve them. The students selected three of the four career paths from STEM, public service, arts and humanities, and business and industry. Members of the Rotary Club ushered the students between sessions and at the end of the day had the opportunity to present each student with a Chromebook.

The Rotary Club received a grant and solicited sponsorships in order to expand the existing job program. The $42,000 project allowed the Rotary Club to partner with local businesses including Hughes Natural Gas, Woodforest Bank, Diamond Living, Texas Renaissance Festival, Lone Star College-Montgomery, and Chick-fil-A. A special thank you to our guest speakers for taking the time to share with our students various aspects of their careers: McKesson, Xebec, Lone Star College-Montgomery and Davam Urgent Care.