During the fall semester, the Pasadena Chamber and its members helped facilitate an opportunity for the Marshall Fundamental High School Academy for Creative Industries (ACI) students to gain knowledge and enrich their creative arts aspirations with the coordination of ACI Career Day.
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association supported this endeavor by recruiting guest speaker Val Sklar Robinson from Pasadena Chamber member Hot Yoga Pasadena. Val kicked off ACI Career Day with a powerful opening session discussing the importance of self-care, exercise, and practicing healthy eating habits.
The day continued with each student attending one 2-hour Masterclass session facilitated by Arts Industry Professionals. It is opportunities like this that give students a view from a wider lens and a more in-depth perspective into the world of art and artistry. The knowledge gained and time spent are beneficial in meeting their graduation requirements, as well as, supporting their college and career goals.
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association has been providing Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) with guest speakers, job shadows, field trips, mock interviews, mentoring, compensated internships for students, externships for teachers and recruiting advisory board members since 2015.
Anyone interested in supporting the Chamber’s work-based learning initiatives with PUSD can support these efforts (and keep the program going) by donating to the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Chamber hopes to raise $10,000 by Dec. 31, 2018. Donate here. Any donation is 100 percent tax deductible and will go directly to supporting the work with students in local public schools.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time, host and intern, be a job shadow location or mentor a local student can click here and fill out the brief volunteer form.