In our third year of career exploration workshops, last week our high school sophomores had the amazing opportunity to speak with the author of The BIGS, Mr. Ben Carpenter. The BIGS is a career readiness tool that outlines the secrets to success beyond high school. In The BIGS, Mr. Carpenter helps educate, motivate and excite students to take the first step in formulating their career interests, goals, and what it will take to get to the The Big Leagues after high school. Prior to meeting with Mr. Carpenter, students participated in a six-week workshop guided by the book and discovered that it’s never too early to plan for their future. This is the second year Mr. Carpenter has worked with Horizons GFA high school students, who shared with Mr. Carpenter what they’ve learned so far to refine their career aspirations since the last workshop. Our students presented Mr. Carpenter with a binder filled with incredible student essays about their aspirations, for which he was incredibly grateful. We are excited for his next visit in 2019!