by SAM FORD/ABC7/Monday, June 17, 2019
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — They stayed off the streets together and Monday, two of H.D. Woodson’s top students graduated. In Monday’s Spotlight on Education, ABC7’s Sam Ford shows us how a local program helped them succeed together too. Woodson’s valedictorian, Tarrell Talbert, and No. 3 grad, Will Myah, are part of a program called Genesys Works, that exposes young people to worlds outside their communities. And now they’re both headed to study at North Carolina A&T State University.
About Genesys Works
Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. Our program consists of 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college. Our goal is to move more students out of poverty and into professional careers, creating a more productive and diverse workforce in the process. Since its founding in 2002, Genesys Works has grown to serve nearly 4,000 students annually in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington’s National Capital Region. To learn more, visit genesysworks.org.