New program exposes college students to career opportunities

Students at Williston and Holly Shelter Colleges will have the chance to participate in the Inspired Minds program, which will expose them to careers and opportunities in science, technology, art, engineering, and science. math.

As a teenage mother many years ago, Venessa Caesar said she felt rejected, abandoned and hopeless. Now, as one of her sons prepares to graduate from college, she wants to give back to her community and bring hope to the children of Wilmington.

Caesar is the founder and executive director of Soaring as Eagles Outreach Ministry, and her organization is adding a new program to give Wilmington middle school students a chance to learn about different career opportunities they could pursue during high school and potentially academic. She also wants to give them mentors and supports to help them along the way.

“Since there is a lot of violence in our youth, we want to promote opportunities that will inspire students to have a better life,” Caesar said.

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