AT&T Team in Delaware Kicks Off 2017 By Mentoring Students

AT&T employees Dawn Manuel and Kevin Navarro speak to JDG students about education and career skills.

AT&T’s team in Delaware kicked off 2017 with a day-long mentoring event for students from Cape Henlopen High School and Milford High School.

AT&T teamed up with Jobs for Delaware Graduates for the AT&T’s Aspire Mentoring Academy to help high school students prepare for college and careers. AT&T supports JDG and Jobs for America’s Graduates, the national program which grew from the Delaware program.

State Senator Nicole Poore is the President of JDG and stopped by the event to meet with students and AT&T volunteers.

Joseph Divis, AT&T’s Executive Director for External Affairs, said the mentoring event helps kids make the connection between school and career.

“Through AT&T Aspire and projects like Aspire Mentoring Academy, we’re helping students in Delaware and nationwide make the connection between what they learn in school and what companies like AT&T are looking for in new hires. JDG is doing great things across Delaware, and we’re glad to team up with them for today’s mentoring events,” Divis said.

Aspire Mentoring Academy is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s philanthropic initiative that creates connections that drive innovation in education. Together, these connections are helping students and communities across America.

More than 1 in 3 students at risk of not graduating from high school grow up without an adult mentor in their life. AT&T Aspire seeks to improve that statistic by providing young people across the country with mentoring by AT&T employees. Through Aspire Mentoring Academy, our employees provided students who need it most with 1 million hours of mentoring.

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