KAPOW businesses benefit...
KAPOW businesses are recognized for their corporate service
The company receives
positive P.R. in the community.
Volunteers develop their
leadership and presentation skills.
develop an understanding of what children need to learn
to be successful workers.
Business volunteers are
motivated about their jobs, rejuvenated about
work for their company and develop an appreciation for the
value of their own work.
become better informed consumers of educational
as a result of their interaction with schools.
become better citizens and parents because of their
increased knowledge of schools.
become better skilled workers.
to KAPOW schools...
Schools form strong relationships with their business
Schools create a bridge
between the goals of education and employment.
Schools, teachers and
students develop an increased understanding of how
school and school subjects are connected to work.
Teachers and students learn
more about the types of jobs available in
community today and skills needed to hold those jobs.
Students are introduced to
employability skills and the world of work.
have the idea reinforced that skills and work habits they
in school apply to their future work.
Students are exposed to a
variety of jobs in the community.
Teachers learn to view the
classroom as their students’ workplace.
Teachers gain increased
respect and awareness for the work done in their
partner company and in the community.
Teachers begin to link
school and work by integrating the two into the
In the summer of 1994, the Center for Human Resources at
Brandeis Universitys Heller Graduate School began a two-year evaluation of the KAPOW
program. Aside from the above listed benefits of the program, some highlights of the
program can be summarized as follows:
KAPOW is achieving many of its intended results, including, in particular, providing an
age appropriate introduction to school-to-career issue for elementary school children.
KAPOW has proven itself to be a viable elementary school level component for communities
developing K-12 school to career activities.
KAPOW represents a unique elementary STW approach among elementary level
business/education partnerships. KAPOW is well structured, has a comprehensive, written
curricula and involves youth in a rich mix of career awareness activities.
The business and school partners in the participating sites have done a good job of
implementing the model.