Talbot Chamber and Walmart Sponsor “Choices” Workshop for Eight Graders


Volunteers from Talbot County Chamber of Commerce member businesses, along with Talbot County Public Schools staff,presented the “CHOICES” program to 8th grade students in St. Michaels and Easton. “CHOICES” is an interactive, decision-making workshop that empowers teens to achieve academic success in pursuit of their career and life aspirations.

James Petrillo, Manager of Kohl’s and Robin Willey, Owner of Easton Rita’s conduct a session of the “CHOICES” workshop at Easton Middle.

During two 50-minute session, trained volunteers take students through real-world exercises on academic self-discipline, time and money management, and goal setting. Teens discover that they can take charge of their lives and increase their career and life opportunities by developing positive skills and habits for success as they look toward high school and beyond.

The “CHOICES” program is presented by the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce and Talbot County Public Schools through a grant from Wal Mart. The following volunteers conducted the session for the students:

Casey Baynard – Shore United Bank
James Petrillo – Kohl’s Store Manager
Karean (KC) Morris – 1880 Bank
Kelley Callaghan – Soul Candy Media
Kim Kastel – PNC Wealth Management
Robin Stricoff – Impacting Your People
Skip Case – Case Industrial Partners
Tom Callahan – TCPS
Vickie Wilson – TCPS
Jodi Richardson – The Peoples Bank
Robin Willey – Owner, Easton Rita’s
Lauren Harding – Bayleigh Chase Integrace

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