Hi readers! I hope I convinced you that the ELO Programs are crucial for future generations. For this week’s post, I specifically want to focus on looking at these programs being implemented in high school.
I think most people agree that kids should have access to these programs when they are in elementary school, providing a nurturing environment and most importantly a place where kids can get supervision. But what happens when kids are in high school and old enough to supervise themselves? Studies have shown that these are crucial years, and most likely the years when students choose to engage in risky behavior. I think these programs should also be implemented in high school, in a way that kids can learn, and engage in the real world. This improves college readiness and helps in allowing kids to gain professional skills.
These programs would not look like programs for those in elementary school, but would be catered to the students and their academic life at school. By allowing students to gain internships, or being part of a shadowing program after-school, students will gain knowledge about what they wish to do in the future, as well as gain class credit by getting experiential knowledge about the subject outside of class and learning the content in class. I think by implementing such programs, students will become aware of opportunities and gain knowledge in the career they want to explore.
What do you think about implementing more ELO Programs in high school? Would you have appreciated these programs in your school?