Last week I went back to high school — not my high school, but a high school. I visited Ánimo Leadership Charter High School, where I made a presentation about my work and career path to become a media trainer and presentation trainer. This was all done through Youth Business Alliance (YBA), an organization that connects people in the business world with local schools to expose students to a variety of careers and advice they might not have access to otherwise.

I was impressed with the depth of the students’ questions and their willingness to participate in the practice college interviews I conducted to give them a feel for the work I do as a trainer. Of the two students who volunteered for the practice interviews, one wants to study aeronautical engineering and the other wants to pursue criminal justice because she’s passionate about protecting individual’s rights when dealing with the judicial system. Encouraging and guiding students like this was a true pleasure.

Giving back to the community in various ways has always been important to me, especially when it comes to education. The YBA makes it easy to get involved as much or as little as your schedule and resources allow. If you’re interested in speaking or getting involved with Youth Business Alliance in other ways, visit https://www.youthbizalliance.com/speakers

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