Here at AT&T, we believe that mentoring can help change a young person’s life. AT&T employees live that philosophy through the thousands of volunteer hours they commit to helping teenagers.
AT&T New York City started the year off with several exciting mentoring events held in conjunction with community partners.
In February, several OxyGen volunteers gathered with high school students as part of East Harlem’s Union Settlement College Readiness Program. Our OxyGen volunteers answered questions about college, careers and building a professional network. Volunteers described how their college education helped them on their path to job success. With lots of pizza and many enthusiastic questions, it was a terrific experience for both the volunteers and the students!
In March, AT&T and DIRECTV hosted a cohort of high school girls from Step Up for Women (SUWN). SUWN serves female high school students, bringing them on group trips to various workplace environments and introducing them to women executives. A panel of 5 female executives discussed career paths and the experience of working at AT&T and DIRECTV. To wrap up the event, the executives led the students through a mock decision-making scenario, giving them a real-life sense of workplace life.
Lastly, AT&T had the honor of participating in Say Yes to the Prom Dress, a day of mentorship, prom dress shopping and tuxedo rental fittings, as well as head-to-toe makeovers for deserving New York City high school students. Thirty AT&T volunteers served as professional mentors turned style advisors, helping the students choose from 2,000 donated dresses and hundreds of shoes and accessories. Students and mentors also had an opportunity to bond over breakfast and lunch, and many made great connections for continuing the mentoring relationships. A red carpet runway show wrapped up the day, giving each student an opportunity to show off their amazing prom looks!
President — AT&T New York
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