Saturday, February 24th, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
OPENING THE WORLD
636 Lindaro Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Opening the World Career Exploration Day for Youth
OTW will be hosting a FREE Career Exploration Day for Marin County Youth with special guest speaker, Congressman Jared Huffman. Professionals from the following fields (and more) will speak about how they chose their careers and why:
*Health & Social Services
*Arts & Entertainment
*Small Business, Technology & Trades
Who should attend? Transitional age youth (16 – 25 years old) interested in meeting professionals, learning about career opportunities, and finding a possible mentor.
Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 50 youth. Participants must remain onsite for the duration of the day.
To register or learn more about mentoring a youth, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeannine Curley at (415) 419-9695.
Please help spread the word and encourage youth you know to attend.
This event is FREE thanks to a grant from Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) Funds.
OTW participants, alumni, and leaders had multiple opportunities to bond and learn from others during the following events:
OTW prepared, served and shared a meal with local homeless through the REST program. The REST program is an alternating shelter service for the homeless provided by local Marin County churches from late fall through to spring. We were humbled and fortunate to be able to spend our time helping with such an important need in our community.
OTW participants and community volunteers joined together and spent three days prepping, painting and then touching up Senior Access' Adult Day Center in San Rafael.
OTW participants spent the month gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble and Copperfield's to raise money for our annual trip. OTW was proudly selected to be one of two organizations to benefit from Barnes & Noble's book drive this year which allowed us to make donations to other needy organizations within the Bay Area.
A small group of us assisted Marin County Juvenile Probation by delivering turkeys to people in our community.
OTW alumni participated on two panels on Intervention & Prevention where they discussed what led them down the path to resiliency. One panel was for community members and the other for law enforcement at the Corte Madera police department.
We traveled to Nepal where we trekked through the Himalayas and stayed in a remote village that had been devastated by the earthquake in 2015. OTW stayed with the Chepang people, donated paint and school supplies, primed and painted their school and the window frames of the villagers' homes. We also visited several orphanages, the Nepal Disabled Association, Clinic Nepal, and primed, sanded, and painted the perimeter wall around another school. In India, we learned so much as we visited Varanasi, the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, and many other of the country's beautiful sites.
OTW donated beverages, helped set up, manned the registration booth, and participated in the Marin Crop Hunger Walk. It was a great event with over 125 participants.
OTW volunteered with Rafael Evening Rotary to help Extrafood.org distribute food to nonprofits serving children, adults, and families in need after the Farmer's Market at the Marin Civic Center.