To provide students with greater opportunities to visit and explore a variety of nearby work environments, My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle has launched “Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day” on April 27th to coincide with the national “Take Your Son/Daughter to Work” campaign.
“The students are so excited about the opportunity to visit a workplace and learn about a company or industry and think about their own career goals,” says Camille Edwards Thomas, House II Principal at New Rochelle High School and co-chair of MBKNewRo’s Student Resources Committee.
“We are delighted and grateful that our host employers have been so positive and are planning important informational sessions and events for our MBK students,” says Colleen Gardephe, Managing Director of MBKNewRo and co-chair of the initiative’s Student Resources Committee.
Currently, host employers in Manhattan include John Gallin & Son, Credit Suisse, the law firm of Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler, publicist Lizzie Grubman, and the education non-profit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). In New Rochelle, host employers include Mayor Noam Bramson, Rice and Rice law firm, Judge Gail Rice, Judge Susan Kettner, Judge Anthony Carbone and the Creative Learning Center. Host employers in Westchester include The Journal News, Volunteer New York, Prime Performance & Development and Coriander Restaurant.
My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle (MBKNewRo) is a unique partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District and is supported by more than 120 community partners and 100 volunteers. MBKNewRo has launched or implemented more than two dozen events, programs and activities to help students make progress in all six of the Milestones outlined in this cradle-to-career initiative.
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