NDA Students Find Career Clarity

“What field do you want to go into when you graduate?”

It’s a question that’s baffled high school students for decades. Unless a school develops creative ways of offering real-world learning, students oftentimes miss out on the opportunity to discover their true calling.

New Day Academy, located in Euclid, cuts clean through career confusion. The proof is in the internship opportunities they’ve developed for their students. What’s so special about the internships at New Day? Just ask the Assistant Dean of the Upper School (Grades 8 – 12), Chanelle Stepp, “It’s my job to make sure that my students feel inspired in school and in work. I’m always on the lookout to uncover opportunities that will enable my students to spread their wings and fly. No other school is placing their students in the organizations that we are.” 

Stepp is referring to such powerhouses as the Cleveland Clinic, the Justice Center, and the office of Cleveland’s own, Frank Jackson. This year, New Day Academy placed 9 of its students at the Cleveland Clinic where they will be learning a variety of skills including medical procedures as well as office operations.

Stepp explains that most other schools have internship programs already in place whether they suit students’ interests or not. New Day Academy attempts to first uncover their students’ interests and then create an internship opportunity to turn those interests into reality. This has resulted in improved performance and, in many cases, has lead to job offers for students.

“It’s a competitive world out there,” explains Stepp. “It’s our responsibility to ensure that our children succeed. To New Day Academy, that means outshining the competition with quality skills and real-world experience.”    

Sandra Ferrara

I am a proud supporter and employee of New Day Academy, a tuition-free, K thru 12 Community School located in the Shore Cultural Center in Euclid, Ohio. We have been preparing children to become leaders in their community for over 10 years. Why? NDA believes that every child deserves access to a world-class education - one which opens doors of opportunity for a lifetime!

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 12:04 PM, 10.14.2013