Central Florida First Annual Career Fair Employees

Boys Town Central Florida Hosts First Annual Youth Career Fair in Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Boys Town Central Florida (BTCFL) held its first annual Youth Career Fair in conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event, organized by BTCFL's Youth Advisory Board, was an invite-only affair aimed at showcasing the wide array of career opportunities available to youth in the Central Florida community.

The Youth Career Fair was designed to expose BTCFL's residential youth and carefully selected members of the community to the diverse career fields and job opportunities available within Central Florida. Traditionally, youth in foster care are limited to customer service and food industry jobs, and this event aimed to broaden their horizons by showcasing alternative career pathways.

BTCFL’s goal was to provide our youth with a glimpse of the exciting and varied career opportunities available to them in Central Florida. By hosting this Youth Career Fair, Boys Town hopes to inspire our youth to dream big and explore the endless possibilities awaiting them in the workforce.

This Youth Career Fair featured representatives from a wide range of industries, including healthcare, technology, education, and more. Attendees had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with professionals in their desired fields, participate in interactive demonstrations, and learn about educational and training programs to help them achieve their career goals.

"We're thrilled to host Boys Town Central Florida’s first-ever career fair, providing our youth with exposure to diverse career paths. With staggering statistics revealing the challenges youth in foster care face regarding joblessness, this initiative is crucial in equipping them with the tools for success. I'm deeply grateful for the outpouring of support from our community and commend Veronica Durant and Rochelle Davis for their outstanding leadership in spearheading this vital effort." Laurie Stern-Executive Director of Boys Town Central FL

Boys Town Central Florida is grateful for the support of its donors, volunteers, and community partners who made the Youth Career Fair a success.