Dunbar Elementary: Building Character, Building Careers

Dunbar students were full of energy and excitement on Career Day as they interacted with over 25 professionals in various career fields. In preparation for Career Day, students participated in activities that helped them discover their interests and dreams. DreamMaker Kids, a company promoting career awareness, visited the school campus with costumes and took photos of each student dressed up as professionals in their dream careers. This activity sparked the students’ interest and enthusiasm to meet with guest speakers on Career Day.

On April 3rd, Dunbar welcomed professionals from businesses, public safety, government, corporations, and more. Students rotated to the various career stations, received interactive presentations, and asked many questions. The students had opportunities to explore and interact with technology, fire trucks, horse units, food, and more. Career Day was a great opportunity for elementary students to be exposed to professional fields and develop interest in careers at an early age.

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Professionals from Dunbar’s Career Day represented:

  • Smoothie King
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Black Girl Radio
  • Gus Thornhill Funeral Home
  • Delta Airlines
  • Coca-Cola
  • Nursing
  • Photography
  • Georgia Power
  • Chief of Staff for the City of Atlanta
  • Culinary Arts
  • Retail Management
  • Judge Phillip Jackson
  • Attorney Odis Williams
  • Social Work
  • South Region Agricultural Education/Georgia Young Farmers
  • Fulton Sheriff/Community Outreach
  • Atlanta Police Department
  • Fire Rescue
  • Hero Unit/GA Department of Transportation
  • Georgia Department of Public Safety
  • Helicopter/Motorcycle/Horse Unit

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“I want to be a fashion designer when I grow up because I love colors and clothes. My favorite part of Career Day was Coca Cola because they talked about new inventions, and I like technology so it was very interesting.”
– Amoria Heard, 5th grader at Dunbar

“Our motto at Dunbar is, ‘We expect excellence… Every student, every parent, every teacher, every classroom, everyday!’ Our idea for Career Day was to let the children see themselves in careers that they would like to be in through the photo shoots, and invite professionals who are active in those fields. We wanted the children to be exposed to a variety of careers and move towards excellence in all that they do.”
– Karen Brown-Collier, Principal at Dunbar Elementary School

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