Roadtrip Nation’s Educational Roadie Tour with AT&T Aspire Reaches Oregon, Empowering At Risk Students with College & Career Preparation Skills

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“Roadies” Providing Interactive Presentations & Introducing Curriculum Are Making Four Stops in the State

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Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization renowned for its acclaimed TV documentary series and its classroom curriculum impacting seven million students across the country, is making a special stop on its Spring Educational Roadie Tour to empower diverse student communities of Oregon. The four stops and presentations included will take place at Portland Community College on March 30 (via Worksystems youth population), Mt. Hood Community College on March 31 (via Worksystems youth population), Phoenix School on April 1, and Early College and Career Options High School on April 2.

The presentations at each of the sites will include premiere screened content, engaging self-exploration activities, and will feature special guest speakers: community leaders who will share with the students the trials and triumphs that led them to their professional position today. The first event, located at Portland Community College, will feature NBA Executive of the Portland Trail Blazers, Sarah Petrone. Mt. Hood Community College will host VIP speaker Mayor Shane Bemis. Bob Ragon of Douglas Timber Operators will speak at Phoenix School, and Brent MacCluer, Founding Partner at AHM Brands, will be the featured speaker at Early College and Career Options High School.

The schools and organizations adopting Roadtrip Nation’s career exploration curriculum will have exclusive access to the content archive, which contains hundreds of interviews with passionate leaders from all industries, sharing how they reached their path to success.

The four presentations in Oregon are a part of the overall cross country Spring Educational Roadie Tour that Roadtrip Nation has provided through it’s partnership with AT&T Aspire, which aims to connect students and communities across America. Roadies travel across the country in Roadtrip Nation’s iconic green RV, igniting excitement among youth to discover the many existing career opportunities related to their personal interests. Upon the conclusion of each presentation, students, educators, and media are able to explore the iconic green RV, which contains signatures and words of advice from the many leaders and celebrities interviewed in the past 15 years.

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Roadtrip Nation creates self-discovery resources designed to help young people build fulfilling lives and careers around their interests. Combining self-reflection with real-world exposure, Roadtrip Nation tools enable youth to connect their interests to relevant life pathways and stay engaged with their futures.

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