L’Oreal USA announced Monday that it hosted 14 high school and 32 college students at its Fifth Avenue headquarters during Spring Break as part of its support for the New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women’s annual Role Model Program.
This initiative allows young women to learn practical workplace skills and to shadow professional women in their chosen careers for one week during spring semester break.
The college students were selected from City College of New York (CCNY), LaGuardia Community College, Medgar Evers College, Queens College, York College–and new to the Role Model Program this year–John Jay College of Criminal Justice.[ Also Read: L’Oreal Paris and AOL to Showcase Digital Beauty ]
The high school students attended the Women’s Academy of Excellence in the Bronx or are members of the Xinos Group of the National Sorority of Phi Beta Kappa in Queens.
The students participate in an intensive series of workshops with professionals who expose them to the realities of the workplace.
During the week, the college students spend two full days with mentors while the high school students attend cultural presentations, which this year included viewings of the New York Historical Society’s exhibit Martin Luther King The Dream Continues: Photographs and “UMOJA – No Men Allowed” – a documentary screened at the Producers Club.