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Kids Study College and Careers

Franklin Primary School students ask “When I grow up…”

PEORIA - What do you want to be when you grow up?

That's what fifth graders at Peoria District 150 Franklin Primary School are trying to find out.

"Today down in Atlanta, Georgia, it is hot, the temperature is over the normal weather,” Franklin Primary School 5th grader Tajurie Bennett said.

Tajurie already knows he wants to be a meteorologist.

Some District 150 schools are working through the advancement via individual determination, or AVID, program.

It's helping them get ready for college, through learning and performance.

Students picked "career fields" they wanted to go in to, and found out what it would take to get there.

Then, they showed off their career hopes and their dreams, to the community.

"I like to study about the weather and I like math and science," Tajurie said.

"It has been awesome! To see them get excited about something to really be proud of what they're product is,” Career Museum Coordinator Carrie Schindler said. “They're getting all these ideas...I wanna be a police officer, a teacher, a lawyer."

The career museum at Franklin runs Thursday afternoon, too, from one to three.

A career day with community leaders at Harrison Community Learning Center is Thursday from 9 to noon.

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