JA Boy$ group visits Baptist Medical Center for JA Job Shadow

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Twenty-one boys from the Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Eugene J. Butler Middle School participated in JA Job Shadow at Baptist Medical Center South on October 28.

The group of young men got a behind-the-scenes look at the medical center through a guided tour that took them inside a patient room, through emergency and patient registration areas, guest resource area and HR department.IMG_8016IMG_8018IMG_8020“The trip to Baptist was super rewarding for our boys; the opportunity to interact with a variety of professions is always beneficial,” said James Smith, Leadership & Transitions, Young Men’s Leadership Academy.

JA Boy$ is a Junior Achievement of North Florida initiative that provides the means for boys and young men to gain the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in the workplace and in life.

JA Job Shadow™ offers students a unique opportunity. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit to a professional work environment during which they learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream job. Click here for more information on JA Job Shadow™.