Bay Area Chapter, Blacks In Government to host youth career fair

ST. PETERSBURG – This Saturday, Oct. 21, Blacks in Government (BIG), Bay Area Chapter will host a Youth Career Fair at the James Weldon Johnson library, 1000 18th Ave. S, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Open to ages 13-18, this is the Bay Area Chapter’s third sponsored Youth Career Fair. Students will be able to learn about various professions within the public sector and various career fields including entrepreneurial occupations.

BIG, Blacks in Government, featuredChapter President Molly Duparl is excited to host this event.

“In sharing this invaluable information, it will provide an opportunity to influence and shape the future endeavors of our youth. By working together, we can make our community a better place,” she said.

BIG was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976.  BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues.

The organization’s goals are to promote equity in all aspects of American life, excellence in public service and opportunity for all Americans.

The Bay Area Chapter was chartered in 2005.  Their meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month at the John F. Germany Library, MLK Room, at 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.

The organization advocates for equal opportunity and the professional development of public sector employees in the city, county, federal and state governments. BIG is a 501 c3 organization.

Youth attendees will have an opportunity to enter into a drawing for a laptop computer.

Further questions or inquiries may be directed to A. LaVerne Feaster-Johnson at (727) 278-6199.

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