Blacks In Government to host Youth Career Fair


PETERSBURG — The Bay Area Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) will host a Youth Career Fair at the St Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N, from 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The fair is geared towards the youth–middle school through high school.

This is the chapter’s third sponsored youth career fair in the Tampa Bay area.  Students will be able to learn about different professions within the public sector. The organization introduces the youth to various career fields, including entrepreneurial occupations.

Bay Area Chapter’s President Molly Duparl is excited to share this invaluable information. She feels the fair 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.”

BIG was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. It 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.

BIG’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. The meetings are held on the third Saturday in each month at the John F. Germany Library, MLK Room, 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.

The organization advocates for equal opportunity and the professional development of public sector employees in the city, county, state and federal governments.  BIG is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Youth attendees will have the opportunity to be entered in 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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