Pictured, from left: Hank Davis and Victoria Gong
In today’s ever-evolving job market, it is important for students to develop their skills and gain knowledge before entering the workforce.
Victoria Gong, a recent graduate from Memorial High School, and Stratford rising senior Hank Davis were recently selected to be part of the 2022 Bank of America Student Leaders Program, an eight-week summer internship that provides students with real-world experience serving their communities.
The program is highly competitive, as Bank of America chose only five high school juniors and seniors across the Houston area to participate this summer.
“The Bank of America Student Leaders Program is a highly coveted initiative, and I am honored to be a selected participant,” said Davis. “Through this experience, I am learning how nonprofits market themselves to build and maintain community partnerships for ongoing support and donations.”
The paid internship program provides participants with workforce skills as well as opportunities in leadership and civic engagement with local nonprofits. It also aims to prepare young leaders to enter the workforce with the necessary tools to achieve economic mobility.
The Student Leaders Program gives participants the opportunity to engage in a virtual Leadership Summit, where they will collaborate with congressional leaders and leaders from civil and human rights organizations and will be part of conversations surrounding current issues.
Gong and Davis were selected for this program based on their leadership, background, passion and commitment to the community.
Gong runs Acacia Jewelry, a small jewelry business that donates a portion of its proceeds to Fair Girls. She also volunteers with Interns4good and was the student council vice president of her class.
Davis is the founder of HankTcharities.com, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving back to those in need. To date, the organization has donated more than $15,000 to various local and international charities.