On May 5, 2014 over 400 Students and Mentors attended the “Mentorship, Careers, and Empowerment: Ladders of Opportunity for Young Men of Color” hosted by OSDBU in support of President Obama’s “Ladders of Opportunity” initiative. Attendees heard from Secretary Foxx, Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta and OSDBU Director, Brandon Neal. After the speaking session, Mentors shared career advice, job opportunities, and mentorship guidance for the students in attendance.
The Administration’s “Ladders of Opportunity” for Boys and Young Men of Color focuses on the critical challenges, risk factors, and opportunities at key life stages to improve their long-term outcomes and ability to contribute to the Nation's competiveness, economic mobility and growth, and civil society. Unlocking their full potential will benefit not only them, but all Americans.
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The next step for you is to show initiative and follow up with opportunities from the event. We provided a list below of Mentoring and Internship Programs that participated in the event. Please click on the company to view more information on potential opportunities. We encourage each of you to take full advantage of the resources you are provided and to follow up with your connections from the event.