Bryn Mawr Trust participates in career awareness program
On July 18, Bryn Mawr Trust participated in the "career awareness program" for the children in the Fresh Air Fund.
Since 1877 The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to children from underserved New York City neighborhoods. Children stay with host families for a one or two week time period in the summer and can participate from age six to eighteen. Typically younger children in the program enjoy simple summer pleasures with host families: swimming, biking, barbeques and more.
In an effort to retain older children and expand their experience in the program, local Fresh Air Fund volunteers created a "career awareness program" in 2010. This year eight Fresh Air Fund participants, ranging in age from 12 to 15, visited five different organizations -- including Bryn Mawr Trust -- to meet people in a variety of jobs.
Pictured from left to right: Daniel Bird, Sharon Armond, Serenity Hartridge-Brown, Ted Peters, Chairman and CEO Bryn Mawr Trust, Leanor Crute, Sahara Linwood, Katelyn Middleton-Gonzalez