The Scarborough Education Foundation (501c3) has launched the Career Pathways Fund to support Scarborough High School programs that encourage career exploration and experiential learning. In partnership with the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) and the Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce, the Career Pathways Fund will help support the expansion of the Internship Program and the development of additional programs including a Job Shadow Bank, a Career Talks guest speaker program and mentorships.
“The partnerships and programs that provide our students with opportunities to explore career interests through internships, job shadows and other experiential learning require an investment of time,” High School Interim-Principal Susan Ketch noted. “We believe this is a worthy – and necessary – investment, which we have been working to include in our school budget for two years. The Career Pathways Fund will allow us to do this work while we find room in the budget to meet the need,” added Superintendent Julie Kukenberger.
The Scarborough Education Foundation (SEF) continues to raise money to support semi-annual requests for innovation grants from Scarborough educators that support a wide array of projects in schools district wide. SEF has supported more than $170,000 in grants since 2011. The target for the Career Pathways Fund is $75,000 by June 2019. “We are pleased to be supporting an effort to bring our business and school community together to help develop practical ways for high school kids to develop the skills critical for today’s workforce,” said President Bryan Shumway about the Career Pathways Fund.
Donations can be made online at www.sefmaine.org/careerpathways.
For more information contact:
Julie Kukenberger, Superintendent
Scarborough Public Schools