NYJL partners with GO Project to help middle-schoolers
How should I introduce myself at a job interview?
What does it mean to dress business casual versus business formal?
What do I say when someone asks me to tell them about myself?
Good questions! These are some of the questions the NYJL volunteers are helping New York Middle School students tackle at their GO Project workshops in Lower Manhattan. The 8th graders who had the opportunity to be part of this program met nine times throughout the year to learn and prepare for high school and first job interviews. NYJL volunteers introduced and developed key themes: professional dress, personal presentation, interviewing, goal setting and networking.
It was apparent how much these kids had learned at their final session in March. “The most rewarding part of the year was developing relationships with the students – and it truly showed in our last session when even some of our most challenging participants showed how much they learned this year,” said NYJL volunteer Caitlin Crimmins. Katherine Vandergriff Rice added, “The reward is seeing them learn, and soon they will be applying what they learned. We make a difference by introducing them to these concepts.”
Introducing middle-schoolers to these concepts is key to setting them up for success later on. To find out more about what a difference is being made by the GO Project and our NYJL volunteers, visit the Go Project website.