July 18, 2022

Summer CAP Elite Program Hits the Road

Our summer program has been an incredible month of outdoor activities, games and field trips for 45 of our CAP Elite students. In addition to all the fun in the sun, our students visited several local businesses to learn about interesting professions and employment opportunities within the area.

Thanks to the wonderful staff of Gallatin Public Utilities and Gallatin Waste Water, our students got to learn firsthand where our water comes from and where it goes. This was a tremendous opportunity for our students to see how important these jobs are to the community. The good people at Goodall Homes were kind enough to talk all things real estate with the students, from what it takes to build a house to tips for setting up the perfect open house.

The students also traveled to BERETTA to get an inside look at how a large factory works, and what goes into manufacturing precision products. For our students who have their heads in the clouds, they got to learn about careers in aviation with Jet Access and Sumner County Regional Airport (now known as Music City Executive Airport).

Financial literacy was the name of the game when our students played “Act your Wage.” The game is a hands-on way for people of all ages to have fun applying Dave Ramsey’s life-changing money principles, and it taught our students valuable lessons on debt. The students also visited Sumner County Sheriff’s Office to learn about employment opportunities in law enforcement, as well as an inside look at the “Big House.”

Thanks to all the local businesses and organizations who were so kind to our students and willing to share their time and knowledge with us.