This session will provide participants with an overview of the development of the ThinkBIG! ‘tool box’. The ThinkBIG! project is the result of a consortium of community organizations and local education agencies that encourage students of all abilities to explore career options and begin planning for life “after the school bus stops coming”, with a focus on third and fourth grade students. ThinkBIG! provides a ‘tool box’ of time-limited activities to 3rd & 4th grade teachers in order to help their students identify early vocational interests by connecting career exploration lessons to Career Education & Work (CEW) standards in an effort to meet 3rd grade benchmarks.