By Edward Cardenas
PLYMOUTH (CBS Detroit) – Participants from City Year Detroit recently took a break from helping students to be students themselves at Comcast’s Plymouth headquarters.READ MORE: Highland Park Shooting Suspect Bobby Crimo III Charged With 7 Counts Of First-Degree Murder
Nearly 70 young adults visited Comcast for an interactive day of mock interviewers, resume building, social media tips and how to be inclusive with the people they work with.
“Not only are we networking, we are meeting people who hold positions,” said Kelsey Miller, one of the City Year participants, who appreciated the opportunity to meet a variety of professionals from diverse backgrounds.
She is currently working in a middle school in southwest Detroit where she tutors and mentors students. She is about halfway through the 10-month program.READ MORE: Recession Concerns Loom, Financial Experts Say Don't Make Emotional Decisions
“We are getting to see different worlds, so even if we thought this is what I am going to do sometimes it doesn’t work out that way,” Miller said. “We are getting to see a lot of the world around us.”
This is part of Comcast’s decade-long relationship the education-focused nonprofit, City Year Detroit, where participants in the program provide full-time, targeted intervention for students most at risk of dropping out.
For Jason Gumbs, Comcast vice president of sales and marketing and a City Year board member, this is an opportunity to help participants in the program “become leaders.”MORE NEWS: Beech Leaf Disease Found In St. Clair County
“They’ve got bright futures and they are heroes in the community,” Gumbs said. “What they do is so impactful and so meaningful, we are just really happy to be a part of it and support it.”