Indiana’s urban schools offer a wealth of opportunity and rich experiences for the students and families they serve. Sometimes students move on to careers and futures that give them the opportunity to give back. Laura Zacarias and the story of her mentoring a current intern from Goshen High School in Goshen Community Schools is a demonstration of this rich connection that exists in Indiana’s urban schools.

Laura Zacarias, a 2007 GHS graduate of the Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (I.C.E.) at Goshen High School, studied biology and chemistry. As part of her participation in the I.C.E. program she worked as a senior with Drs. Cripe, Stephens, and Stickel. Today Laura is a certified ophthalmic technician, working at Boling Vision Center where she is mentoring Goshen High School senior, Lauren VanderReyden, passing her expertise, skills, and knowledge to a like-minded colleague.

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This post was created in collaboration with Lori Martin, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/PR, Goshen Community Schools.

Indiana’s urban schools enjoy strong community connections. This is demonstrated by the way in which schools and community partners cultivate relationships that benefit each other.

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