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YES Day

By: Hayley Skene Email
By: Hayley Skene Email

'Undeclared' may be a common major.

But Washington State Community College wants to help kids find their passions.

YES Day is an annual event.

Seventh graders from local high schools get to learn about the different jobs out there.

The goal?

To get kids excited about the future.

Pros from government agencies and labor unions, even NASA came out.

"We're hoping that students as they see different presenters, that something will spark an interest that they will then pursue in high school to learn more about and then possibly in college," says Mary Lou Moegling, with the YES Day organizing committee.

The college says bringing young kids on campus may motivate them to come back some day.

They get an idea what a college education offers.

YES Day has been going on for 22 years.

This year the event brought in more than 700 local students.


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