More than a dozen Rochester-area business came together Monday to help youth build futures.
The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce put on this fair at Aenon Missionary Baptist Church in Rochester. The goal was to single out city school district students 17 and older in need of a job.
“We want businesses to play a much more active role in that youth have the skills and the mindset to be successful in the world of work,” said Adrian Hale, manager of strategic initiatives. “The education is great but at the end of the day education is to help you secure gainful and competitive employment and so if we’re going to actually make the kind of headway we need to impact poverty positively.”
Hale says it was important for him to get students involved because they experience they get now will help shape who they become.