Do you know where your children are?

January 27, 2011

Last weekend Cindi and I had the opportunity to shoot the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Winter Reunion.  There’s a lot I could say about the organization, but a lot of what I could tell you could probably be told better via the googletron … that is, except for a few key facts that may not be readily apparant:

  1. Non-profits are dope
  2. The community makes the world go round
  3. Children-sized business casual is so gosh-darned cute

I first got involved with the organization 2 years ago, when I helped teach a course on building your resume.  Since then, the saga’s continued, and ACAP’s continued to build momentum.  This year we were able to get a mentorship program developed and launched.  Next year, they’ll probably take over a small unmapped Caribbean island.  Big-ups to the kids, counselors, the board, and all volunteers that pay it forward, with ACAP or with any other community org.

And big-ups to the kids once more.  They don’t have to participate in a program that requires you to step outside your comfort zone, give up a week of your summer and a Friday night in the winter, and challenge yourself to learn more about something as dry as corporate America.  They choose to, when it would be much easier not to, and they have fun while doing it.

the Wing Luke Museum in the ID

the students had a 'scavenger hunt' activity to complete as they arrived. this enterprising duo was first to finish

executive director John Ocampo runs a tight ship

a slideshow painstakingly prepared by Alice, counselor extraordinaire, captured funtimes for posterity

looking dapper. not only do these kids give up a friday night strictly for business, they make sure they look good while doing it. i think back in our day john and i only poured that much dedication into donut runs to safeway

get yer netwerk on

former Safeco CEO, current ACAP Chairman, and all-around dope individual Boh Dickey

More photos on the Mrs.’ page, along with a recap of both the reunion and ACAP at large.

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4 Responses to “Do you know where your children are?”

  1. Jesse Sanchez said

    Nice photos and looks like it was a great night! It sounds like you and the Ms are pretty involved w/ ACAP. What is your affiliation?

    • jocson said

      We do a little bit of this and a little bit of that. We’re good friends with the Exec. Director, so we’re always down when he needs all hands on deck.

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