YIS community members to share careers, life passions with students on Febuary 11th
Posted 02/04/2010 10:09AM
On Thursday, February 11th, students in grades 9-12 will be engaged through our "Bridging the Gap for Students" conference. This is a Student Support Services/High School Guidance event that aims to provide a space for reflection beyond the classroom, connecting students to the outside world and the future. The theme of the conference this year is a unique one: "Work and Life Outside the Box - Passion in Everything You Do."

The conference is a day of thought, exploration and dreaming. It is a pause to think about tomorrow and how it will be in terms of quality of life and quality of work. This year's theme provides a particular opportunity to do just that. Twenty volunteers - parents, teachers, alumni and community members - are giving up their free time to come and support our students. Two keynote speakers will try to challenge students’ imagination with questions about values, what really matters in life and how to pursue one's passions both personally and professionally. Eighteen other speakers will share their very unique experiences from their own lives. Click here to view the BTFS 2010 program.

Eddie Levisman
College Counselor/Academic Advisor
Yokohama International School