The fair will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the North Grand Mall parking lot in Ames. This is an excellent opportunity for Story County employers to connect with many Story County youth ages 14-24 seeking work for the summer and beyond. The fair is hosted by YSS, Story County College Access Network (funded by Iowa College Aid), Ames Chamber of Commerce, Be Rare Initiative, IowaWORKS, Connect2Careers, and Children and Families of Iowa.
We want to simplify the application process for students and parents so they can get access to financial aid money for colleges. On April 14, 2023, we will hold an event at the Ames Public Library from 5-8 pm offering volunteers to sit down one-on-one with parents and students to assist in filling out the application. The event is open to all high school seniors and free of charge.
On June 13, 2020, Be Rare Initiative gathered volunteers to clean up the area around Reliable Street in Ames. Twenty volunteers and 2 hours made an amazing difference.
Peak into Passion allows children the opportunity to try a creative outlet at no cost.