As students in the HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Broward Program prepare for their high school graduation, Program facilitators Ms. Kathy Gorman-Gard and Ms. Donna Mansolillo have invited special guest speakers in various careers to share their career journeys with the students.  

As part of their Community Based Instruction in Career Exploration, students had the opportunity to request guest speakers who work in the career path they’re interested in pursuing. The requested Cartoon Animator, Entrepreneur, Theater / Drama, Astronauts, Teacher Assistant, Cashier at Costco, Tae Kwon Do Instructor, Computer Animator, Biologist, Hospitality, Electronic Repair, Computer Science, and Food Critic.  

The teachers turned to HDS Foundation Program Manager Liz Falk for assistance in securing guest speakers. Today’s guest speaker was Rixys Alfonso, CEO of CauseMo Marketing. Mrs. Alfonso is a public relations, marketing, licensed fundraising professional, and impact strategist. An innovator in creative strategy, renowned for connecting brands with causes and consumers. She founded CauseMo Marketing 10 years ago to drive cause-related movement in key markets by consulting brands, non-profits, and civic organizations to develop Corporate Socially Responsible (CRS) partnerships, initiatives, and campaigns. 

We want to thank Rixys Alfonso for taking time out of her day to share her career journey and knowledge with the HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students. Stay tuned as our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students will have the opportunity to meet with other guest speakers in the weeks to come.