Hartnett Middle awarded grant for middle school career exploration

Hartnett Middle awarded grant for middle school career exploration

BOSTON – Frederick W. Hartnett Middle School in Blackstone was one of six Massachusetts schools to receive grants from American Student Assistance to fund career and interest exploration programs for middle school students.

This is the second year that ASA will provide a round of grants in the Commonwealth. The school communities will receive three-year grants and will implement the programs beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.

The selected schools will implement curriculum and programs to help students make connections between their schoolwork and possible career interests.

“Middle school career exploration is important for students because career discussions at this level help them better navigate their future to learn about lesser known careers, courses that are needed, and the outlook of the amount of jobs in a particular career by the time they graduate high school or college. This grant is allowing us to bring this career exploration opportunity to our students much sooner than we planned and has helped us to ensure it is robust,” said Tonya Curt-Hoard, principal, Frederick W. Hartnett Middle School.