Boys get their 'help' day also

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— Last year after the Girls to Women/Women to Girls conference, many eighth-grade boys felt left out, so this year the Steamboat Springs Middle School eighth-grade boys held their own career day.

"They were visibly upset wondering why they didn't get an opportunity as well," middle school teacher Lisa Lorenz said.

The boys were not the only ones wondering.

"Parents called us after the first year and said we think it's a great idea for girls, but what about the boys?" Superintendent Cyndy Simms said.

The ball got rolling for a boys career day, with middle school assistant principal Tim Bishop and the eighth-grade team putting together a day full of speakers and a luncheon for the boys at Olympian Hall.

Despite being left out last year, Simms said the end result of having two career days is positive.

"It's very important for the girls to hear from women, but it's also important for boys to hear from male role models," she said.

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