Over the past few months, Greater Des Moines Partnership's RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps members Holly Clark and Bal Budathoki have been working to develop an after school curriculum encouraging sophomores and juniors at Hoover High School in Des Moines to dive deeper into the subjects of career and college preparedness. Each week, students participating in the program learn about furthering their education and career opportunities through guest speakers and hands-on activities.
Holly and Bal reached out to the RefugeeRISE members at EMBARC’s Des Moines office for assistance with a session. RefugeeRISE members Rebecca Chamberlin and Sarah Hubbard jumped at the opportunity to help their fellow host site. In a few hours, they developed a lesson plan to teach the high schoolers about their personalities through the Real Colors test.
Rebecca and Sarah helped students take their personality tests, then had them break into groups to design a poster that would represent their color’s traits. Students then presented to their peers about their color. Following that, students discussed in a large group what type of jobs would be best suited to their personality, and how their personality styles would work with other styles in the workplace.
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