A hundred eighth-grade students from Argentine and Rosedale middle schools participated today in a job mentoring program held by AT&T and Junior Achievement.
The students went to the workplace to participate in Aspire Job Mentoring Academy, a key community engagement program of AT&T's $350 million investment in Aspire, focused on high school success leading to college and career readiness..
AT&T is collaborating with Junior Achievement to go beyond traditional job shadowing to job mentoring by providing students with an enhanced experience through project-based activities and helping them learn how to problem-solve in a team setting, according to a news release.
In early 2012, AT&T and JA reached the milestone of providing 100,000 job shadow opportunities to students through the AT&T/JA Job Shadow Initiative, the news release stated. The initiative, a key component of AT&T Aspire’s first four years, helped students realize their potential and connect the dots between high school success and their future success.