KRA Students Attend 2010 Wizards Sports Career Day Expo!

On December 10, 2010, 16 students from KRA’s Franklin High School YES (Youth Employability and Success) program; the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA); and the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) came together to participate in the 2010 Washington Wizards Sports Career Day Expo at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  Accompanying the students were two Advisors, one from FBLA and another from FCCLA, and Juliette Batten, KRA Career Agent. Over 3,000 students from D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia attended the educational sports-marketing seminar and college/career expo. Guest speakers from the Wizards’ management team spoke to the students about the structure of the organization and career opportunities within professional sports.  One highlight of the evening was a performance by G-man, the team mascot, who impressed the audience with his acrobatic stunts, but more importantly, spoke about how he became involved in FBLA and DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) in high school and later owned his own business, which led to his current position with the Wizards. The students then attended a college and career fair where they obtained very useful information about various universities and sports’ organizations. The night ended with an exciting Wizards vs. and the New York Knicks with actor/director, Spike Lee, in attendance.  After a close game most of the night, the Knicks won 99 to 92. Note: DECA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in high schools and colleges for careers in finance, hospitality, management, and marketing.