Today we are going to recognize and celebrate our 13 College and Career Coaches who ended their term of AmeriCorps service on 6/5/2020. For the past 10 months this team worked directly with 550+ high school students to assist them with college and career exploration, support their short term and long term goal setting and consistently served as role models of resilience and persistence. Even during school closure and ramping up virtual support – this team continued in their mission!
Lead by Marylissa and Tameka, this team planned and executed incredible events for young people including workshops on site at their school sites and field trips to Morgan State, Orleans Technical Institute, Villanova, Rutgers, Del State, Cabrini, Kutztown and took students to the Apple store on 16th and Walnut for a series of workshops provided by Apple staff on app building and coding. While plans for additional trips to visit SEPTA, Lincoln Financial Field and the Marriott were canceled due to our stay at home order this team worked to bring in external speakers to meet with students and found ways to share diverse career fields with them that matched their interests.
During our final group session yesterday via zoom the Executive Director of the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunities provided words of motivation and recognition for their hard work – noting how challenging it is to see the long term effect on a young person but to know that it is certainly there. We also had school staff from each one of the Promise Corps high schools “zoom bomb” our final session to say thank you and congratulations to each team.
THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to our 2019-2020 Coaches!
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