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Anoka-Hennepin’s first Education, Employment, and Enlistment Palooza set for Dec. 10

graphic promoting the palooza(11/18/2022) Anoka-Hennepin career and college specialists from the district’s high schools have collaborated to present the first Education, Employment, and Enlistment Palooza on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8-11:15 a.m. at Anoka High School (AHS). The event will highlight a variety of college, career and post-high school planning options for all high school students and families.

The format will include a mix of scheduled 40-minute sessions on focused topics with the fair opening at 9 a.m. and running until 11:15 a.m. The three sets of sessions will run from 8:15-8:55 a.m., 9:35-10:05 a.m., and 10:10-10:50 a.m. 

The sessions feature topics like paying for college, FAFSA information, applying for scholarships, labor market trends and more. More than 40 higher education institutions from the region, 20-plus employers and multiple military branches will be in attendance. View the session schedule and planned palooza attendees

“Showing multiple pathways for students to consider upon graduation is critical to truly understanding how many opportunities exist and to begin imagining and planning for their futures,” said Colleen Neary, career and college specialist at AHS. “Events like the palooza can create the foundation for students to gather information and, ultimately, make confident decisions about their next steps.”