Classroom Volunteering

We are excited to announce that after a pause on in-person programming due to the Pandemic, we’ll be returning to the schools for some of the programs you know and love! I hope you’ll consider joining us in January and May. No experience is necessary. Food and refreshments are provided. To sign up, click the links below or simply email KaylaR@PortageCountyBiz.com. Thank you for your consideration!


Mock Interviews with Ben Franklin Jr. High School Students
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
8:30 to 10:30 AM
at Mid-State Technical College – Stevens Point Campus
1001 Center Point Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481

As a volunteer interviewer, you will conduct mock interviews with students and provide feedback. These mock interviews will help students boost confidence, reduce anxiety & stress, and receive constructive feedback, all in preparation for a future job.


SPASH Fall Semester Reality Shop
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Shift 1: Arrive 7:20 to 9:25 AM, Shift 2: Arrive 9:10 to 11:30 AM
at Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH)
1201 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481

A Reality Shop is a budgeting exercise for high school students, giving them an example of what situations they may experience after high school. Based on a students’ career aspirations, they will be given three job offers to choose from. Using their chosen offer and annual wage, the student must complete a monthly budget.


SPASH Spring Semester Reality Shop
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Shift 1: Arrive 7:20 to 9:25 AM, Shift 2: Arrive 9:10 to 11:30 AM
at Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH)
1201 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Business volunteers at the Reality Shop play the role of vendors, selling cars, homes, insurance, luxury items, etc. to the students. Volunteers are crucial to providing a memorable and educational experience for the students.

Contact Kayla to learn more about our programs.

Kayla Rombalski
Director of Talent Development
Portage County Business Council
(715) 344-1940
KaylaR@portagecountybiz.com