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By Darla Shelden
City Sentinel Reporter
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— Two college students from the Oklahoma City space have been selected to take part in Bank of America’s Student Leaders program, the place they may have the chance to use their expertise and management talents to community-minded initiatives in partnership with native nonprofits.
The 2020 Student Leaders are Beyonce Hammond and Sergio Hernandez.
A current graduate of Moore High School, Beyonce shall be attending the University of Central Oklahoma, and is keen about addressing the school-to-prison pipeline.
Hernandez, a current graduate of Oklahoma City Public Schools, shall be attending Oklahoma City University. Sergio grew up in the Boys and Girls Club in OKC, and has continued supporting them by way of his work there, and was named their State Member of the Year.
“Facilitating early access to jobs creates opportunities to apply soft job skills and makes a measurable impact in the lives of young people, and directly contributes to their long-term success,” stated Tony Shinn, Oklahoma City market president at Bank of America.
“The Student Leaders Program is a part of a broader commitment to connect individuals in Oklahoma City to the training and jobs needed for success, ultimately strengthening our community by creating more widespread, sustainable economic mobility.”
This 12 months, Bank of America has partnered with the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, and their 4 2020 Student Leaders to assist develop a strategic social media plan round suicide consciousness in each Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
“We’re so excited to have such passionate and driven students working in partnership with us this summer, and their work is making a direct impact in our community,” stated Kristy Sturgill, Director of Marketing for Mental Health Association Oklahoma.
“Beyonce and Sergio are two of four Student Leaders statewide, and we’re proud of their contributions to area projects, like our strategic plan for suicide awareness,” Sturgill added.
Today, about 15 % of all younger folks throughout the nation, or 4.7 million, are categorized as disconnected youth who aren’t in faculty and don’t have a job. Without entry to alternatives that construct profession expertise, many younger folks could also be left behind, resulting in excessive charges of youth unemployment and juvenile delinquency and hindering general financial progress.
Paid youth employment applications like Student Leaders join younger adults to training, coaching and the job market, which can assist them construct workforce expertise whereas additionally enabling them to have interaction with their neighborhood.
This is the second 12 months for the Student Leaders program in Oklahoma City.
Through this program, practically 3,500 younger folks from throughout the nation have gained expertise and workforce expertise since 2004.
Bank of America additionally gives info and instruments to assist younger adults throughout these internships study careers and private finance by way of Better Money Habits®, its monetary wellness and training platform.
According to the web site, Bank of America is guided by a standard goal to assist make monetary lives higher, by way of the facility of each connection.
“We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with,” the web site states.
“It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive,” the web site continues.
“An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact.”
For extra info, go to bankofamerica.com.