Communities in Schools Permian Basin

Beyond School Walls

Building Skills that Matter

  • Goal Setting

  • Business and Personal Etiquette

  • Resume Building

  • Interview Skills

  • Career Planning

In Spring 2019, Communities In Schools of the Permian Basin, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Permian Basin, and the Midland Chamber of Commerce joined forces to launch Beyond School Walls, a mentoring program that takes students to the mentors, as opposed to mentors going to the students. Twice a month, 20-25 at-risk high school students in the Communities In Schools program (12 from Midland High and 12 from Lee High) travel to the Midland Chamber of Commerce offices.

In a group setting, students learn about professional topics such as goal setting, business and personal etiquette, building a resume, interviewing skills and career planning. After a group presentation, the students break into smaller groups of two or three students per staff member to practice what they just learned.   There will be a cycle each semester (Fall and Spring) which will involve 5-6 sessions with a different business.  Big Brothers Big Sisters and Communities In Schools will continue to identify partnering businesses to host Beyond School Walls sessions.

Beyond School Walls

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