Great Memories!

At the start of 2019, Career Carnival for Kids was but a spark of an idea: quite simply, to encourage career exploration among younger students. Over the course of many months – and many discussions over many cups of coffee, leading to very many emails, calls, and meetings with the individuals who would soon become our first volunteers – that little spark became a successful pilot program.  

We held our first Career Carnivals at Butler Community Center, Center Grove Elementary School and Parsippany Library. Collectively, these events introduced about 350 students to an array of jobs across such industries as automotive, aviation, culinary, engineering, health and wellness, law enforcement, military and more.

Over 100 parents, teachers and administrators took part in Career Carnival for Kids, as well. Many gained a broader understanding of the opportunities awaiting their children and students, and some left with new career aspirations of their own.

None of this could have happened without our amazing volunteers, many of whom joined us for more than one event. All told, volunteers from 35 different companies, nonprofits, professional associations and schools brought their enthusiasm and knowledge, along with engaging hands-on activities, fun games, and lots of fabulous takeaways, to inspire the next generation of workers.

Volunteer Companies/Organizations
Bernadine Ferrari (Artist)Morris County Sheriff’s Office
ASCEMorris County School of Technology
AWWA NJMott Macdonald
Baumwoll OrthodonticsParsippany Library
Berkeley CollegeParsippany Police
BMWPatriots Path Council Boy Scouts
Butler Fire DepartmentPediatric Dental Associates of Randolph
Butler LibraryPop-a-Lock of Northern NJ
Code NinjasRandolph Police Department
Core SalonRandolph YMCA
County College of MorrisRed Lobster
Goryeb Children’s HospitalSecond Melody
Lakeland Hills YMCAThe Art Diner
Mayo Performing Arts CenterUS Army
Morris County 4HWeichert Realtors
Morristown AirportWeis
Morris Cty Div of Mosquito Control 
Volunteer Event Staff
Lalitha ChilakapatiDevin Flanders
Gloria DiDomenicoSharon Hollander
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