USAmeriBank has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay to launch Pinellas County’s first “School-to-Work” program.
Once a month, 25 junior and seniors from Northeast High School in St. Petersburg visit the USAmeriBank Operations Center in Clearwater to meet with the USAB employees who serve as their mentors.
During visits to the bank, the Littles attend seminars on post-graduation skills such as resume writing, job interviewing, college prep and vocational training. They also spend one-on-one time with their Bigs – the USAB mentors – to focus on individual support and guidance.
School-to-Work, a two-year program that targets high school juniors and seniors, aims to empower students and motivate their academic performance to obtain a higher level of education, while growing their confidence and helping them develop meaningful life skills.
Before the program launched in September, Shi’Brianna, a Little Sister, said she hoped to make her own younger siblings proud by setting an example through the hard work she puts into the program. Jaden, a Little Brother, thought he’d be able to teach his Big Brother Nick Patel, a Retail Market Manager at USAB, a thing or two about how to have fun. Watch our video to hear more from the Bigs and Littles who are participating in the School-to-Work program.