Bank of America has chosen student leaders from high schools over the Upstate and Midlands areas to take part in paid summer internship experiences in leadership, civic participation and labor skills-building.
Because of COVID-19, the app was adapted into a digital structure, which enables the pupils to take part in sessions to find out about the role of nonprofits in advancing public wellbeing, how public-private partnerships may progress societal change, and a focus on developing financial acumen.
The pupils also have been engaged in programming, which ignites Bank of America’s federal partnerships and experience, while working closely together with the bank’s leadership and nonprofit partners in Greenville, Columbia, Aiken and Augusta. By way of instance, they’ve engaged in a collaborative, mentoring-focused job working closely with United Way of Greenville County to construct a narrative bank tool.
“We have been inspired by the opportunity to work with these engaged young leaders this summer through our great partnership with Bank of America,” stated United Way of Greenville County president and CEO Meghan Barp. “In addition to their commitment to making a difference in our community, the students’ innovative and thoughtful approach to this project will help us share the United Way story in a new way.”
The Course of 2020 Upstate and Midlands-area Bank of America Student Leaders are:
Rund Abdelnabi of Greenville Technical Charter High School
Leonardo Bacheschi of Southside High School
Alexis Weathers of A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School
Ryland Rychener of Chapin High School
Jada Adams of Ridge View High School
The student leaders will also be participating in discussions concentrated on social justice, civil rights and also the way to construct a more diverse and cosmopolitan culture.
“Now more than ever, as we collectively navigate the challenges we face in our communities, we remain committed to supporting youth and young adults of all backgrounds by connecting them to jobs, skills-building and leadership development,” Stacy Brandon, marketplace president, Bank of America for its Upstate explained. “Creating opportunities for our youth to gain skills and build a network is a powerful investment in the future of our community.”
Additionally, 300 pupils from throughout the nation virtually gathered to take part in the Young America Together at Home program, delivered from the Close Up Foundation. This meeting included subjects like finding one’s voice so as to influence change and pressing policy issues such as the economy, health care, the environment and immigration.