Foster care teens and young adults take AT&T ‘Skills
L to r: Sandy Thomas, Pat and Denise Caruso and Geoff Ellison.
L to r: Siblings Wilbert Cadet, Fabian St. Hubert and Felixson Beatrice.
PLANTATION, FL. – Teens and young adults in foster care, ages 15 to 21, recently had the opportunity to participate in AT&T’s “Skills to Go” field trip as part of AT&T’s partnership with the Florida Department of Children & Families.
Identified by ChildNet, the community-based care lead agency in Broward and Palm Beach County, foster care youth interested in the fields of technology and telecommunications took part in AT&T Interactive customized life skills classes instructed by telecommunications and technology experts and executives at ChildNet.
Following the interactive tour, foster care teens visited a local AT&T store to meet with AT&T “pioneers,” a group of current and retired AT&T executives, staff and volunteers, to talk about careers and learn about educational and employment opportunities, while participating in mock interviews. Following the tour, foster care youth had the chance to apply for jobs.
As the single private non-profit entity responsible for administration of the local child welfare system, ChildNet brings years of dedication to protecting abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities it serves. For more information (954) 414-6000. Visit www.ChildNet.us and www.facebook.com/ChildNet.