Career Exploration

United Way's Career Exploration program was established in partnership with United Way Community Volunteer and Women's Leadership Council Co-Founder, Dixie Kinard. Seeing the need to introduce the next generation of workers to different career options early in their education, United Way developed this workforce development initiative so students can hear from local members of their community about their occupations, understand the education required to work in a particular field, and learn about the variety of job opportunities available to them in today's job market.
The United Way Career Exploration program aligns with our strategic guideline in Education to have youth career and life ready by graduation. The program also supports the Georgia Department of Education's BRIDGE (Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy) Act, to create an atmosphere of motivating students to see the relevance of education to their dreams and future plans.

             Emily Boyd- Financial Advisor

      Lt. Juan Martinez- Sheriff's Office

Deanna Mathis- Director of Community Outreach/ Corporate Giving

     Cindy Morris- Superior Court Judge

      Gabriel Perez- Service Technician

     Dr. Pablo Perez- Internal Medicine

Isabel Pimentel- Senior Human Resources

         Jay Poag- Head Football Coach

       Viviana Ramirez- Business Owner

Jill Schubert- Purchasing/ Strategic Sourcing
"Thank you for the wonderful career videos for our students. They are very well done and an excellent way to inform them about careers. I especially like that they feature local people."
-Judy Gilreath, Superintendent-Whitfield County Schools