Thursday October 27, 2011
South Burlington High School will hold its 7th annual Gap Year Fair on November 10, from 6:30–9 p.m. A presentation about Gap Year options will be given at 6:30 p.m. followed by a fair with 30+ exhibitors. Any interested students and families are invited to attend. Last year over 200 people attended the fair, and we’re hoping to expand upon that success this year by getting the word out to even more Vermont and Northern New York high school students. The fair is quickly building a reputation as a place where great connections between students and programs are made.
Experiential learning programs offer high school students of all ages and academic abilities an opportunity to take time out to do something they are passionate about or to try something completely new. Some students take a full year between high school and college. Others, not just seniors, may use a shorter time frame like a school break to learn a new language, be immersed in a new culture, gain leadership skills, study art, intern, volunteer, earn money for college, train for athletics, build homes for underprivileged families, or travel the globe. The opportunities are endless and the organizations that attend the SBHS Gap Year Fair provide exciting opportunities that aid students in building a foundation of personal development and self-understanding for future career and academic pursuits.
Gap Year programs around the world are gaining a great deal of attention and credibility. We’re looking forward to seeing you at this event. For more information, please contact Nikki St. Mary, SBHS School Counselor, at 652-7065.