Achieving My Potential: BIPOC Career Conversations Event

Volunteer today for this interactive career event with Edison High School 11th and 12th graders

Register today
AMP Event design, blue and white horizontal stripes with Edison "E" logo

Event details

Thu. May 19 2022
12 - 2:15 p.m.
Edison High School
700 22nd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Volunteers must arrive by 12:00 p.m. and stay through 2:15 p.m.

Share your career journeys at this Edison BIPOC student-focused career event!

Our Career & College Center team at Edison High School invites community volunteers to share their career journeys at Edison's first annual Achieving My Potential (AMP) career event for BIPOC 11th & 12th grade students.

This new event is designed to strengthen college and career-going culture for Edison BIPOC students by partnering with professionals who represent their identities and cultural backgrounds. To that end, we are seeking career networking volunteers from a variety of career fields who also reflect the racial, ethnic, and spoken-language identities of our students.

Event Format

This AMP event will feature a career panel followed by a networking lunch, where volunteers will commune at tables with Edison students to share their careers and educational training, and offer insights on how students can learn more about these fields.

Please note: All volunteers must arrive by 12 p.m. and stay through 2:15 p.m.

The Students We Serve

Edison’s 11th and 12th grade student body is made up of the following demographics:

  • Black/African American with English language heritage: ~45%
  • Black/African American with Somali language heritage: ~26%
  • Latino/a: ~21%
  • Indigenous: ~6%
  • Asian: ~2%

Volunteer Career Fields

In addition to reflecting our students’ identities and cultural backgrounds in our volunteers, we are also honoring student voice and requests for these specific careers / fields to be represented at the event, including:

  • Doctors / nurses / health care professionals
  • Lash technicians / cosmetologists
  • Social workers / mental health professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Detectives / investigators
  • Student athletes
  • Fashion designers / models
  • Community organizers / politicians
  • Musicians / artists
  • Religious leaders

For more information

For details, contact Edison career and college readiness coordinators Andrew Peterson at 612-321-8161 or Nora Guerin at 612-414-7207 .