NXT Fest helps seniors level up their future


Activating the belief that students aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow, they’re the leaders of today, NXT Fest on Friday helped empower high school graduating seniors to build the future they want, while addressing their current needs.

The State Fair of Texas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and several other community partners held the event for seniors attending Dallas ISD high schools in southern Dallas. Students met with industry leaders and executives, expanded their financial knowledge at informative workshops, gained job-readiness through exposure to potential employers, and learned how to amplify their personal branding to figure out what comes next.

Parents and guardians also attended the parent engagement session and other workshops including Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) support and free tax return filing. Free food was provided, and all students were given a backpack filled with school supplies and the opportunity to receive uniforms, in addition to free meningitis shots.


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