(August 3, 2023) TAMPA, Fla. – Bank of America recently announced four Tampa Bay area high school juniors and seniors were selected as Student Leaders® (#BofAStudentLeaders), an eight-week paid summer internship providing students with first-hand experience in serving their communities. As part of the program, the students developed leadership and practical workforce skills while working with local nonprofits, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, all while earning $17 per hour.
With changing economic environments and a shifting job market, young people need access to workforce experience and career skills-building opportunities. The private sector has a role to play to help better position and support young adults to be successful in today’s workforce. In addition to the Student Leaders program, Bank of America connected six Boys and Girls Club teens to local financial center internships this summer and provided funding to Pinellas Education Foundation to support 47 jobs for youth across Pinellas County.
“By providing the pathways and resources for young adults to gain the foundational work skills and leadership experience they need to succeed, we are investing in Tampa’s long-term economic growth,” said Bill Goede, president, Bank of America Tampa Bay. “The teens selected for this paid summer intern program are truly extraordinary but may not have had access to opportunities like this until now. The Student Leaders program is just one example of how we connect people to meaningful employment resources that also builds a stronger pipeline of diverse talent for our local workforce.” Read More.