Growing into a career: Elementary students get college talk

Hundreds of students at a Greenwood elementary school will spend at least a week this fall talking with their teachers and guidance counselor about the age-old question: What do you want to be when you grow up?

This time, they’ll go further. The talks will delve into the training and classes the children, some as young as 5 or 6 years old, will need to attain the dream.

To start the conversation, counselor Yolanda Santos and Isom Elementary’s two dozen teachers will ask students what they like to do, and they’ll likely hear from students who like to play outside or who are fascinated by animals. Santos’ and the teachers’ next job is to get the kids thinking about how they can get paid doing what they enjoy.

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