Two chosen for prestigious internship program
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 1, 2019) – A student who just graduated from
Albany High School and a soon-to-be senior at Albany High School are
getting paid to make our community a better place this summer.
Bank of America chose Jasmin Harrison, who is heading to North Carolina
AT&T State University in the fall, and Kennedy Jones, a rising senior,
to participate in its Student Leaders program for the summer of 2019.
Student Leaders is a philanthropic program that provides young
people the professional experience and leadership skills through a
paid summer internship at a local nonprofit.
“This is an invaluable opportunity for our two students. Not only
will they be better prepared for the workforce but they are also giving
back to our local community,” said Albany High School guidance counselor
Harrison will be interning at Habitat for Humanity Capital District
and will learn about all aspects of the organization, from
administration to construction. Jones will be interning at United Way of
Greater Capital Region and work on resource development and marketing.
Later this month, they will also attend a leadership summit in
Washington D.C., joining the 300 other young people from across the
country who are also participating in Bank of America’s Leaders Program.
Harrison and Jones underwent a rigorous application process before
getting selected - both have averages in the 90s and have thrived in
college-level, Advanced Placement classes at Albany High School.
“We recognize that building workforce skills early can help prepare a
young person for long-term success,” said Jennifer MacPhee,
Albany/Hudson Valley market president, Bank of America.
This summer, Bank of America is investing more than $4-million in
funding to support nearly 3,000 summer jobs for teens across the
The mission of the City School District of
is to educate
and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life,
in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves
approximately 9,300 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools.
In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several
magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic
opportunities for students, including
four themed academies at Albany High School.