The goal was 100 professionals when Dr. Yolanda Grandberry Pugh started organizing Career Day. Not only did she meet her goal, she exceeded it.
More than 100 people from the community volunteered to spend the day at Rock Island High School speaking to students.
Career day exposed students to a variety of careers and professions. Professions like journalism, construction, teaching, film production, law enforcement, politics, environmental action are just a few that were represented on Career Day.
The event also helped students see the connection between classroom curriculums and careers and jobs.
"We hope events like this can motivate and inspire students, but also provide role models for our students," said Dr. Grandberry Pugh.
A BIG thank you to all of the professionals who volunteered for Career Day!