Take New Steps Set for Feb. 26
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† This is the time for young people to think about the next steps in their lives.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Douglas County Health Department and Child Saving Institute have joined forces to present¬†Take New Steps -¬†an evening for teens, organized by teens who are participants in the Wyman Teen Outreach Program (TOP¬ģ). ¬†TOP¬ģ¬†is an evidence-based, best practice program¬†offered by the Douglas County Health Department¬†to help teens build successful lives.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúThis is a great opportunity driven by the teens in our community FOR the teens in our community,‚ÄĚ said Luke Cerveny, director of residential services for Child Saving Institute. ‚ÄúOur young people have said they need more information about educational, vocational and post-secondary opportunities.‚ÄĚ
¬†Take New Steps is a college fair designed with the goal of giving teens as much information on post-secondary career options as possible to better help them plan their future education.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† From 5‚Äď7 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Child Saving Institute, 4545 Dodge St., Take New Steps will present teens with a wide range of career options. Those include private universities, community colleges, technical and trade schools, hairstyling schools, and the military.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Teens are welcome to bring a friend, a guardian, a parent or to come alone.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Prizes and refreshments will be provided for what could be a life-changing evening.¬†