Big Buddy summer internship gives youth real world work experience
POSTED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Kids from the Big Buddy program were recognized today for their achievements in an eight-week mentoring program.
The 2013 Level UP! Summer Internship helped students get involved in their future careers. Participants got hands-on experience in workplace skills.
One participant says he enjoyed every minute of his experience.
“Other than getting paid for it, I actually learned a lot being at the LA First Circuit Court of Appeals,” stated Larry Mecer-Aclise. “I would actually have to deal with being around older people, and I felt like an adult."
Nearly 100 worksites hosted the students, including the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Old State Capitol and Louisiana A+ Schools.