Before the school year even began, dozens of metro teens graduated Friday.
Thirty-one teens, between the ages of 14 and 18, graduated from the Evelyn K. Davis Summer Youth Experience program Friday.
The program, which started on June 10th, helps students develop skills for the real world. Students spent several hours giving back to the community by volunteering at local food pantries. They also learned how to develop a resume and a career plan.
“The main thing that we hope that they obtain from this is understand some of the basic skills needed to be successful in the workforce, and really start to understand what it takes to be successful in an actual office environment,” says Marvin DeJear, Operations Manager at the Evelyn K. Davis Center.
This was the first year of the program. Organizers are already starting to raise the necessary funds for next year.