Student Leaders® program provides local youth with a paid 8 week internship at a local nonprofit and an all expense paid leadership summit in Washington, D.C.
CLEVELAND – For the first time, Bank of America is putting out a call for juniors and seniors in Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties to apply for a life-changing internship opportunity through the Bank of America Student Leaders program.
Although the overall economy continues to show signs of improvement, youth unemployment remains high. This holds true here in metro Cleveland, where 15.9 percent of teens are unemployed. That’s why Bank of America is focused on connecting young people to the education and training they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce.
“Early employment is a critical step on the pathway to financial security, yet young people face a number of challenges in finding job opportunities today,” said Jeneen Marziani, Ohio market president, Bank of America. “These internships will give teens in our community the chance to develop important workforce skills while earning what for many will be their first paycheck.”
The eight-week opportunity includes a week-long leadership summit in Washington D.C. The five young individuals will join more than 200 other Student Leaders from around the country where they will participate in skill-building workshops, a service learning project, sessions to develop better money habits and meetings with members of Congress. The deadline for Student Leaders applications is Friday, Jan. 29.
The Student Leaders program is just one way that Bank of America is connecting young people to summer employment opportunities as part of its broader workforce development and education portfolio.
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