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October 25, 2013

Students experience "Drive of Your Life"

It’s a Friday morning at Benjamin Rush Middle School and pretty much like any other morning at BRMS. It’s the day before Fall Break and you can feel the anticipation in the air.

However, there was one big exception to this “normal” day. Phil Waite and George Niksch from WFYI-TV were on hand to film students in the computer lab. Why – so they could witness firsthand the “Drive of Your Life” program created by the Indiana Youth Institute.

The Indiana Youth Institute is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides capacity-building programs and resources for the state’s youth workers and nonprofit youth-serving organizations, including schools. They are also advocates for healthy youth development in Indiana.

“Drive of Your Life” is a fun Indiana specific online career exploration game. It helps middle school and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers. For Benjamin Rush Middle School, the lab takes place in eighth grade. This free educational tool lets student’s answer a series of questions about themselves to learn what careers could interest them. A type of Personality Profile is created and from that information they go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers.

This journey takes place in the students own customized car. This car is a symbol of their future as they move forward. They’ve even added Avitars to customize their ride. There are consequences however that will directly affect their car if poor choices are made. This specialized computer lab is led by Mrs. Lana Dillon (BRMS Family and Consumer Science).

“I have been using this program for the past five years and the students seem to really enjoy it. ‘Drive of Your Life’ helps students start thinking about their future and what classes they will need to take at the high school as they prepare for their adult life. For many it’s their initial connection with the whole career and planning for the future concept,” stated Dillon.

For those who would like to take the “Drive of Your Life” go to: https://www.driveofyourlife.org/main/index.html. At some point the story filmed at BRMS will become part of a program on WFYI. Watch the Rush County Schools web site for date and time at http://www.rushville.k12.in.us

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