Thank you and everyone from DirectEmployers Foundation for allowing Keshon to be a part of the program. He really enjoyed everything he learned and I think this program was one of the best he has ever been a part of. Thank you all for the time, effort and gifts that you put into this program. This program will truly make a difference in the lives of all those that were able to attend.”
Tyjuana Griffin – STEM YES! Program
2014 Youth Enhancement Summer Program
To support the Summer Jobs+ 2012 program initiated by the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor, DirectEmployers Foundation hosted local Indianapolis-area high school students interested in business and related fields for a Youth Enhancement Summer Program. This initiative helped connect young people to corporate mentorship experiences, internships and other developmental opportunities.
Through these mentoring and job shadowing opportunities, the program aimed to inspire the development of future goals and provide exposure to the corporate world for youth participants. To help gain hands-on experience, participants were assigned a project to work on throughout the program to help further cultivate critical thinking and problem solving skills.