By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Students at a Philadelphia high school get a taste of what it’s like to be part work force thanks to Starbucks.
City Year Philadelphia and volunteers from Starbucks teamed up Thursday to teach work place interaction skills to students at Kensington Health and Sciences Academy.
“They’re working on professional development like interviewing skills, resume building, communication workshops to helps these youth prepare for the work force or going to college,” said Michael Scott with Starbucks.
He says this event gave them an opportunity to build relationships with the students.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to get 100 that will apply and start a career at Starbucks,” said Scott.
Maggie Rodriguez, a senior at Kensington Academy, says the day was an awesome experience.
“I wrote a lot of notes down. I wrote about how to create a cover letter. I never knew what that was,” said Rodriguez.
Many of the students say the day was not just about learning, it was also a lot of fun.