Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin
wants your support to help Atlanta Public Schools place graduating
high school seniors in summer jobs. These internships will
expand their education beyond the classroom and expose them to the
business world. Please get involved.
FACTS ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
June 5 - July 28, 2006
35 -40 hours per week
$8 - $12 per hour
Students will rely on public transportation for their commute.
Interview and Selection
Students will be placed by the Next Steps Program. All students have
been pre-screened, completed a detailed application and met
regularly with a designated counselor to determine interests and
Basic Intern Job Duties:
The structure of the internship is determined by the hiring company,
but should include exposure to an office environment.
Weekly follow-up will be made by Next Step staff. At the completion
of the program, both the students and employers are surveyed.
details about the
Next Step Program, please visit -
on links below for related Next Step Program information -
The above files
are in PDF format,
to download Adobe Acrobat reader.
direct any questions to -
Dianne M. Burnsed
Georgia Power Company
Assisting the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Shirley
this vital and very important initiative. As a product of
the inner city and public school system while growing up in New
Orleans, I know that a program like this would have immensely
benefited and likely had a positive and significant life altering
impact on the lives and future direction of so many of my peers.
Unfortunately, because programs and initiatives like Next Step did not
exist, the lack thereof probably contributed to many of my peers
succumbing to the environment in which we grew up and lived in, and
thus subsequently not realizing their fullest potential to the maximum
benefit of all concerned, including their existing and future
families, communities, and society.
However, now, thanks to
programs like Next Step, and as a result of instant and
widespread communications to generate increased awareness, all of you
and I have a chance to make a difference in the lives and futures of
youth today, starting with this 2006 APS graduating class. In
addition to the direct benefit to the students, other resulting
benefits of employing these 500+ younger people would likely include a
positive impact on communities and families, a better aware and
prepared workforce of tomorrow, and generally a positive impact on our
I immensely salute,
applaud, and thank Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and her staff, the
Metro Atlanta Chamber (Chairman, Michael Garrett, Georgia Power CEO,
and Sam Williams, President) and its staff, Atlanta Public Schools
(Dr. Beverly Hall) and its board and staff, and all others
involved in creating and supporting the vision and implementation of
this vital initiative.
If you're in a position to
hire or influence hiring of one or more of these younger persons,
please do so. If you're not, please share this announcement with
others who might be able to assist with summer internship hiring or
placement of 500+ APS 2006 graduates for two months (June, July)
before they embark on the next step in their lives.
Thanks for your support!
C. J. Bland
CEO / Co-Founder