Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New York Urban League Hosts Young Men’s Empowerment Day

NYUL's 2nd Annual Young Men's Empowerment Day allowed 125 local high school students to learn from corporate mentors, panelists and each other.

The New York Urban League’s Empowerment Day Partner Students with Leading NYC Corporations for Job Shadowing and Mentorship

NEW YORK - For 125 local high school students, corporate takeover had a new meaning. On March 23rd, students from 17 high schools and community organizations, including Harlem Children’s Zone, McKee High School, Harlem Educational Activities Fund, and Brooklyn Technical High School participated in this year’s New York Urban League's Men's Empowerment Day. The mission behind the Empowerment Day is to give high school students the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a successful professional based on their career interests.

Students participated in a variety of activities at host locations and then convened at Time Warner Cable for a panel discussion and reception to wrap up the day. NBA and New York Knicks star John Starks and New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams participated on panel discussions.

New York City Council Member, Jumaane Williams, (left) and NBA and NY Knicks great, John Starks (right) served as panelists for the NYUL's 2nd Annual Young Men's Empowerment Day discussion, which was moderated by Rev. Alfonso Wyatt (center), The Fund for the City of New York.

Participating companies included Con Edison, Interpublic, Macy’s, Food Network, CBS, NBC, New York Daily News, New York Times, Emmis Communications, Harlem Hospital, Microsoft, Soft-Sheen Carson, the District Attorney’s Office and Time Warner Cable.

Michael Jack, President and General Manager of NBC New York, hosts Arva Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League, and local high school students as part of the NYUL's 2nd Annual Young Men's Empowerment Day.

Arva Rice and local high school students join Bobby Amirshahi, VP, Communications, NYC for Time Warner Cable

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