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Baldwin Middle School Hosts Annual College and Career Week

Students Learn Invaluable Lessons from Various Professionals

During Baldwin Middle School’s annual College and Career Week, students had the opportunity to explore a wide range of options for their future. Various guest speakers, workshops, and activities were organized to inspire and educate students about different career paths and the importance of education.

The week-long educational experience is filled with valuable opportunities for students to learn, grow, and start envisioning their own bright futures, culminating with the 7th Grade Career Day Symposium featuring Baldwin alumni and special guests. Organized by the Guidance Department, Randall Duperval, Maria Sheldon, Lindsay Spielberg, and Ron Woodall, this year’s speaker lineup included Rashaun Banjo, a youth empowerment specialist and a former pro-basketball player; Nathalee Francis and her son, Patrick Atoki Francis Jr., both successful chefs; the Honorable Patria Frias-Colon, a supreme court judge; author, Nick Garcia; and Broadway star, Daelynn Jorif, who gave an incredible performance of Les Misérables, "On My Own." The 7th graders walked away from the event filled with ambition and inspiration.

“When people see who we have participating in our annual College and Career Week, they think; "Isn't this just middle school?” said Dr. Erica Taylor, principal of Baldwin Middle School. “Let me assure you that we are more than “just” middle school. We are a beacon of learning, nurturing future leaders, innovators, and change agents. Baldwin Middle School takes pride in our commitment to equip our students with the tools needed to thrive. We empower our students to think of and plan for life beyond high school with confidence. Our motto is ‘Stay ahead so we NEVER have to catch up.’”