Career Explorers Program Visits 'The Early Show'
The Career Explorers Program was created by Charlee Belfonte, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Specialist at P.S. 43. The program consists of 11 girls who will be going into the 7th and 8th grades in September 2009. The goal of the program is to help students identify possible career paths that reflect their personal interests and talents.
In the program, the girls researched different high schools, colleges and careers, and even experienced some careers first-hand; each Wednesday they would take field trips to meet women in various careers. On July 29 the girls visited CBS studios, where they appeared on television outside the Plaza on "The Early Show." The girls were asked questions by the anchorman and were later granted full access to the studio, where they saw the inner workings of a career in television. They also met and received autographs from "Early Show" news anchors. Afterward, they were given a tour of the Manhattan Supreme Civil Court and sat in on a real Supreme Court criminal case, where they were able to see various careers in the legal system in action.