850 Students Enroll in 'My Scary World'

By Doing What Matters on Apr 14, 2015

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DSN and Dir East Bay CITD: Petural 'PJ' Shelton, [email protected]

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850 Students Enroll in ‘My Scary World’

Valley View Middle School First SF Bay Area School to Pilot Program

Danville, CA – April 14, 2015 - The Global Trade and Logistics Sector and CITD of the Interior East Bay, under the “Doing What Matters” initiative, announced today that Valley View Middle School will become the first SF Bay Area school to navigate ‘My Scary World.’ An interactive web platform disguised as an engaging video game, helps 7th and 8th graders navigate the alien territory of college and career possibility.

Funded by the California Endowment, the innovative program is being offered for free to the first 5,000 students in Northern California schools to sign up. When students log on to the website, they take a fun, interactive survey that explores current interests and personality traits. The database then analyzes the student’s personality type and suggests potential career opportunities that would be a good fit.

“If a middle school girl responds to the survey, that she is captain of her cheerleading squad, her results could identify potential careers from Ship Captain to Corporate CEO,” said Angela Cordell, CEO of Gnosis Communications, which will deploy My Scary World throughout the region. “It explains the personality piece and gives them a wide array of potential careers to browse.” The career profiles are pulled from the national O*NET career database.

Ms. Cordell showcased ‘My Scary World’, at the Inaugural Global Edu-Preneurs Summit hosted by Petural ‘PJ’ Shelton, DSN Global Trade and Logistics and Director, CITD of the Interior East Bay for "Doing What Matters." Mrs. Shauna Hawes, who teaches at Valley View Middle School and serves as Advisor to its innovative ‘Mouse Squad,’ also presented and was one of the day’s top-rated showcase teams. “Our Mouse Squad was thrilled to be a WOW Classroom presenter at the Global Edu-Preneur Summit, and very much appreciated the warm reception from the blend of academic and industry representatives participating. I immediately followed up with PJ and Angela afterward, and am excited that all 850 students at Valley View Middle School are now enrolled in this exciting program,” said Mrs. Hawes, Mouse Squad Advisor at Valley View Middle School.

About Doing What Matters – Global Trade & Logistics

Doing What Matters works with leaders from global trade and logistics and San Francisco, SF East Bay and Marin Community Colleges to create programs and curricula that prepare students for today’s dynamic, working world of global supply chain management. For more information or to discuss internships, partnership and apprenticeships, please go to: arrange your school’s tour of ‘My Scary World,’ contact [email protected].

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