Local black businesses have the opportunity to impart their entrepreneurial wisdom while enriching local students’ career hopes and pockets thanks to the Annie Ruth Foundation. The Foundation’s Summer Internship Program, presently in its fourth year, connects high school students with local professionals to prepare them in potential career areas.
Through the six-week program, local high school students attended a one-day business seminar in addition to submitting a 1,000 word essay. The host company in turn mentors the intern; providing training, tools and resources. It is made possible by local business leaders who agree that preparing youth to be successful is essential to the future of our society. For more on the AnnieRuth Foundation visit www.annieruthfoundation.org.
Pictured are students with their program sponsors: shown left to right Zacari Rogers (Journalism/Jacksonville Free Press), Keshon Mabry (Medicine/Florida Training Academy), Jenipher Wiley (Program Sponsor), Denise Daniels (Program Sponsor), James Andrews (Program Sponsor), Earl Robinson (Communications/Praise 107.9) and TaNia Anderson (Fashion Design/Meow Barks Boutique)