Teen leaders help local students build a future after high school

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Teen leaders have paved the way for young adults in Kern County as they lead them into a future of success.

The Bank of the Sierra team kicked off their “AdulTeen” Dream Builder project Wednesday morning.

The team, consisting of eight local high school students, have partnered up with the Jim Burke Education Foundation’s Dream Builder program to help guide young adults through the transition to adulthood.

And, through a series of informative videos and skits the high schoolers will demonstrate a “How to” of changing a tire, opening a bank account, registering to vote and more.

“In today’s world, there’s so many things for kids to worry about, range from getting into colleges, keeping up with their grades and something that may not be thinking about is what they’re going to do after school and how they can prepare for their adult lives,” said Bakersfield High School senior and Dream Builder, Charles Rous.

Any teens needing helpful future advice, and would like to seek the help of their peers visit the Dream Builder’s Instagram page @adulTeens_.

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