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September 2023 Newsletter


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My name is Gia Woodfolk, and I am a Strategic Communications Intern here at The DeBruce Foundation. I am also a junior at the University of Missouri!

The start of a new school year brings excitement, changes, opportunities, and growth. It can often feel overwhelming as we begin new classes and meet new people. And of course, with school comes homework, projects, and sometimes, a little bit of stress! I am a full-time student, double majoring, while also working as an intern, so it is critically important that I utilize my Agilities to make sure I stay on top of my work both in and outside of the classroom.

One of my top Agilities is Organizing. From creating a daily to-do list in my planner to carving out time for evening networking and career growth opportunities, I am constantly using my Organizing Agility to ensure I set myself up for success in my professional, academic, and personal life.

I encourage each of you to get to know your Agilities and leverage them to help you become the best version of yourself this year!

Celebrate Career Development on November 2nd

November is National Career Development Month! Join us for an exclusive briefing event on 11/2 at 10am CT, featuring:

  • Our latest Employment Empowerment research data
  • Nationwide public opinion research on how youth are perceiving and preparing for the workforce
  • New, online career literacy tools, available for free as part of our charitable mission

Attendance is free; save your spot!

More than a summer internship

“ProX Summer is a great gateway to try new things and new experiences. It’s a good way to enter the field and see what you can learn. I gained a lot of valuable experience, especially for someone at my age, and that was a great opportunity.” — Amina, Académie Lafayette freshman

This summer, more than 600 high school students participated in internships with more than 125 employers in the Kansas City area. Read more about ProX, and stay tuned for more outcomes and impact from the program!

Ingram’s 50 Missourians You Should Know

Congratulations to Mindy Mazur, Managing Partner of Lents Mazur & Associates and Consultant for The DeBruce Foundation, for being named one of Ingram’s 50 Missourians You Should Know!

The common thread in my career journey is purpose and people…There are a lot of different ways to make a positive impact, and I’ve been open to opportunities as they’ve unfolded.” – Mindy Mazur

We’re so grateful for our passionate, accomplished team members and their work to expand pathways! Read more about Mindy and the rest of the 50 Missourians You Should Know.

Building Career Literacy in Indiana

Kudos to our newest Agility Coaches!

Amanda McCammon, Education and Integration Specialist, is now regularly hosting Agility Coach Trainings in Indiana. Thanks for having us, Purdue Polytechnic and Indiana Wesleyan!

These coaches are now equipped to help their students and clients build agile, empowered careers!

Learn more about becoming a Certified Agility Coach.

We Work for Change

Congratulations to United WE for an inspiring We Work for Change event!

Kripa, a DeBruce Career Corps member, high school junior, and co-founder of the nonprofit, GirlsLead Co., kicked off the show. She put it best when she encouraged each of us to listen, lift up other voices, and get ready to work for change.

We were honored to serve as the Youth Sponsor. Together, we can expand pathways and economic opportunity for all women!

Update your resume with Agilities

September is Update Your Resume Month! Jennifer Alvarez, Senior Director at The DeBruce Foundation, shares tips and tricks to make your resume stand out.

She writes about the importance of integrating and highlighting your Agilities in each section of your resume and provides resources from The DeBruce Foundation to help you showcase your talents!

Learn how you can make your resume shine using your Agilities.

Join us for a training

Are you looking for career-building resources for your classroom, curriculum, or organization? Join us for an upcoming training!

10/3 Activating Your Agilities
10/10 Agilities Tour
10/24 Agilities Tour
10/26-27 Agility Coach Training

View all upcoming opportunities.

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