Greater Phoenix Urban League Hosts Summer Youth Program


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This summer, the Greater Phoenix Urban League in Phoenix, Arizona has announced the start-up of a Youth Summer Employment program. The Greater Phoenix Urban League summer work experience program is designed to build a strong foundation to assist most vulnerable youth in developing work ethics and guidance to successful career pathway. Due to the generous donations and grants awarded by Wells Fargo bank and Arizona Public Service, the Greater Phoenix Urban League was able to host numerous youth during its second year of coordinating this event for the youth of the City of Phoenix. The youth ages 14 to 21 are gaining work skills and career development though summer employment and weekly workshops and trainings.

The program was kicked off by an inspirational welcome speech by the Greater Phoenix Urban League President & CEO Mr. Dean and the summer youth participants had the privilege of hearing many motivational speakers encouraging the best they possibly can for the sake of their professional career and reputation. Some of the weekly training workshops include but are not limited to Vision board, power of knowledge, and table etiquette presentation by Mia Ricardo, Executive Assistant Greater Phoenix Urban League, a work and life balance presentation presented by Deveron Carr, Former GPUL/ASU Student /Athlete Executive Office Intern and Former NFL Cornerback, (Student / Athlete Schedule Management Tips), a presentation on the Importance of Budgeting, by  Deanna Murphy, JP Morgan Chase Bank – Vice President, Regional Relationship Manager Community Reinvestment & Community Partnerships and, a  Building and Using Safe Professional Boundaries in the workplace and community presentation by Sebastian Blackwell, Bloom 365 – Outreach and Community Engagement Manager. The participants of this program are also going to be exposed pristine instruction on the topics of attitude, communication, creative thinking, work ethic, networking, decision making, positivity, time management, motivation, conflict resolution, flexibility, problem solving, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, professional etiquette etc. The Greater Phoenix would like to thank all of the sponsors who participated to make this program a success for the various youth who participated. For more information please call the Greater Phoenix Urban League at (602) 254-5611.