Tuesday, October 4, 2011

When Meeting With a Detective is a Good Thing...

The other day I got called out of a training to go to the office.  My first response was "oh no... what could this be about?!" My anxiety level increased when I saw a detective waiting for me.

I introduced myself to the detective. He could apparently sense my alarm and said "Don't worry this is a good thing."

I walked him back to my office so that we could meet in private away from the main office. I was still uneasy, wondering how meeting with a detective could possibly be a good thing...

He told me that the police department wanted to donate brand new Nike sneakers to students in need at my school.

I was shocked! Wow! Brand new NIKE shoes! What an amazing opportunity! The detective told me that he came to the school counselors because he knew that we would know of students who would benefit from having new shoes.  I was ecstatic!  I told him that I would get him a list as soon as possible.

Then a thought popped into my head - CONNECTION!!!

"Before you go," I said "I would love to tell you about a career program we host at our school and see if you would be interested in participating..."

I told him all about Career Café and how students would ABSOLUTELY LOVE if he came to speak at one of our sessions.

Connections truly are everywhere!!!

The detective told me to email him and tell me when he would like me to come!!! I am so excited because I have lots of students who are interested in careers in law enforcement!

I am working on getting the detective to come to our first Career Café this year, which I'm hoping to schedule during Red Ribbon Week. I think it would be a great tie in!

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Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via email, follow her on twitter, add her on LinkedIn or Google+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.
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