Middle Years to Careers

Research shows the middle school years are the most appropriate time for students to engage in self- and career-exploration. At the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center, we recognize the impact that families, schools, and community partners have on students’ career development. Our goal is to provide valuable information, tools, and resources that can assist all stakeholders as they support students in their career journey.


Research Brief

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center created this brief for school personnel who contribute to the career development of middle school students, grades 6 through 8. The family engagement strategies and tips contained in this brief can contribute to successful career outcomes of students.

Families, Schools, and Community Partners - Register today for our free family engagement leadership conference.

On September 17, 2021, you are invited to join people from around Ohio and the world at our annual free Family Engagement Leadership Summit! Register now and learn more about this event on our Summit Webpage.