Lakota students explore career options

Hi everyone!

My name is Pam and I teach Personal Living Skills (PLS) and P.E. at St. Joseph’s Indian School.

Pam, St. Joseph's Personal Living Skills teacher.
Pam, St. Joseph’s Personal Living Skills teacher.

As the year comes to an end, St. Joseph’s eighth graders are starting to think not only about high school, but their future career options as well. In our Personal Living Skills class, the Lakota (Sioux) students are getting a better understanding of themselves and how their interests and skills will relate to real-world academic and career opportunities.

They have been using the website SDmylife.com to research, select and plan their careers. To find a good match, students started by taking a career interest survey. As they explored the options, their questions answered by professionals working in a particular field. Students researched which school subjects would help them prepare for their career match.

We have several students looking at pursuing careers in the medical field and criminal justice, as well as joining the military. As our eighth graders continue to mature over the next four years of high school, they will be able to expand their search with ability assessments and create a portfolio that will assist them in their future endeavors.

Thank you for your support!

St. Joseph’s eighth graders will graduate on Friday, May 23, 2014.
St. Joseph’s eighth graders are ready for high school!

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

7 thoughts on “Lakota students explore career options”

  1. Looking good! Wishing you all the very best.. enjoy the summer! My thoughts and prayers are with you! God Bless!!!!.. Thanks Pam

  2. A good looking and happy group of educated students. I am sure they will be an asset to whomever they work for; they should consider working with the leaders of their own territory. Convince their leaders how valuable they can be to them. Best Wishes!

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