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Navigate Your Future

Returns in Fall 2023












Through Thrive Clermont’s Adulting Program, Lake County students have the chance to learn from local professional and trade employers during interactive events throughout the school year.  Since 2019, the Adulting Program has focused on career exploration, college readiness, and personal financial literacy.   Whether students are college bound, exploring options in the trades, or still unsure, the Adulting Program supports student knowledge and confidence to move forward in making decisions for the future.


Thrive Clermont’s Adulting Workshops and Events take place at various locations in Clermont.

The 2022 lineup included:

EXPLORING COLLEGES field trip to attend the LSSC College Fair in Leesburg.  Over 50 schools were present.


PERSONAL FINANCE interactive workshop guides students  in developing a personal Budget, learning about Credit Scores and factors effecting car insurance rates.  Students then finish with a “mock” car purchase with CarMax  based on what they learned.


WORK IN THE TRADES event - Students learn about Lake Technical  College’s various programs and students got to visit  a variety of trade employer tables such as; Duke Energy, Woodard & Curran, The Lab Hair Studio,  Carmax, City of Groveland, South Lake Hospital, AdventHealth, Open Wireless, Advance Electric and more!


FINDING YOUR FIT included Students taking a personality self-assessment and then participating in  an interactive coaching session on understanding which careers  and work environments suit their personality.

       2022 Instructors

Kristine Walsworth

Andrea Brooks

Cyndia Rivera

Derenda Vandenbogaert

Ricardo Picketts

Destiny Cummins

Holly Burkett

Cory Hulsman

Steve Guba

Pash Dhanraj

Christine Notartomaso

Carla Slabaugh  

Wilky Briette

Renee Furnas

Jacqueline Weekes

Meghan Budds

Stephanie Stapelfeldt

Lori Haskins

Annelisa Weekes

Maria Buentello  

Sarah Panko

Francesca Spartz

Alex Robinson

Caroline Marte

Joseph BonJorn

Mary Lou Wieloszynski

Ama Brown-Fenton

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2022 Sponsors

KJMT                                                       Orlando Health – South Lake Hospital             

LakeTech                                                 Woodard & Curran

Lake Sumter State College   Westcor

Duke Energy                                         Advance Electric

CarMax                                                   AdventHealth

The Lab Hair Studio                         Masonry Works

State Farm                                           Balanced Spine Center

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Workshop Presenters

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