Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lunch & Monsters

Yesterday, I went to an Education That Works mentor luncheon at Memphis Catholic High School (they gave us coozies, hence the above picture!). Dear readers, I don’t know if you all knew this, but we have four interns from Memphis Catholic. The school’s Education That Works program, which is in its sixth year, is designed to prepare students for their futures in the professional community (aka, “the real world” that teachers have referred to since the beginning of time). As part of this program, Memphis Catholic students intern at over 80 organizations in the Memphis area and are able to experience hands-on learning about the work world.

At the luncheon, Ted Schreck, the director of work/study for Education That Works, Jim Pohlman, the principal of Memphis Catholic, and Mimi Uhlmann, the director of corporate recruiting for the program, spoke to the mentors about the importance of Education That Works. Students/interns also spoke about the importance of the program to their high school experiences. Our interns here at CMOM do a little bit of everything, from helping prepare materials for crafts to assisting gallery staff. And they do it very well! By the way, the food at the luncheon was good (see below)!

If you know of a business that would benefit from participating in the Education That Works program, please contact Mimi Uhlmann at 901-569-1206.

In other news, CMOM’s 2nd annual Monster Bash is this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.! We’re super excited about it. There will be fun crafts, goopy science experiments, a staff costume contest, a drawing for free membership…and some fun surprises! Be there!