Shorecrest student selected for Bank of America summer internship

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mariama Sidibe selected as
Bank of America student leader
Bank of America announced that Mariama Sidibe, from Shorecrest High School, has been selected as a Student Leader (#BofAStudentLeaders).

As part of the program, Mariama will build her workforce and leadership skills through a paid summer internship at Food Lifeline, a nonprofit food distribution center that provides nutritious food to hungry, low-income people in Greater Seattle. 
Mariama will also participate in a Student Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.

Mariama is one of 200 Student Leaders across the country who will meet in Washington D.C. July 10-15 for the Summit.

During the week-long convention, students will discuss how to build a more diverse and inclusive society, gain a better understanding of how cross-sector collaboration creates community impact, and become part of a network of community leaders that will support their citizenship and engagement. The students are joining an alumni cohort of more than 2,200 Student Leaders across the country.

Early employment opportunities are a critical stepping stone for young people entering the working world. When young people can’t access early employment opportunities that build their skills, they are at risk of being left behind and not finding a meaningful job in today’s competitive workforce. With local youth unemployment rates at 13 percent, Student Leaders connects young people to summer employment that supports their long-term financial success, and in turn helps the economic progress of Seattle.

“Early employment opportunities help teens build the skills they need to establish a career and get on a path toward financial stability,” said Anthony DiBlasi, Washington State and Seattle market president at Bank of America. “Helping youth access resources and skills that prepare them for future success is an important part of our work to address the underlying issues related to economic mobility as we work to create a thriving Seattle economy.”
The four other Student Leaders from Seattle are:                    

  • Emma Hart, a Des Moines resident, at Mount Rainier High School, is interning at Tech Access Foundation
  • Erica Kumar, an Issaquah resident, at Skyline High School, is interning at Mentoring Works Washington
  • Paul Ly, a Seattle resident, from Cleveland High School, is interning at Seattle Goodwill
  • Nicholas Goodwin, a Kirkland resident, at Juanita High School, is interning at Imagine Housing

"At Bank of America, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is critical to fulfilling our core purpose of making people’s financial lives better."

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