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Pathways’ Students Present at Annual NAF Benefit

Tiyah Thompson presenst the keynote speech.

Pathways’ students presented at the 13th annual NAF Benefit on Wednesday, June 1st at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. This wonderful event showcases accomplished student work and celebrates the many achievements of the NAF network. Four Pathways’ students were in attendance – freshmen, Angelica Oritz, sophomore Julio Rivera, and juniors Matthew Shelto and Tiyah Thompson.
Tiyah Thompson had the distinct honor of also being the keynote speaker. In her speech, she described how she organized the Pathways Hackathon in December 2015 for middle school female students to encourage girls in STEM and discussed the impact NAF has had on her education. She said, “NAF has transformed me into someone ready to take the world on by storm. Meeting new people and trying new things have become a part of my character.”
Congratulations Tiyah and to all are wonderful students at this important event.
Click on the headline to see some great pictures from the event
Logan Araujo, a junior at Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, has held an internship at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, CT this past year. Logan’s primary project, among many other things, was to create a highlight video of the 35+ interviews that the Connecticut Historical Society conducted with people from around the state about their experience growing up in Connecticut. This video was presented at the exhibit opening reception at the Connecticut Historical Society on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 in front of nearly 200 people. Read more to see the video Logan created!
105 Internships for 2015-2016, 80 Internship for Summer 2016
We are very proud to share that we will be working with 26 organizations this summer to offer 80 students the opportunity for real-world experiences. 35 managers will host these students for internships where they will learn about business, IT, advanced manufacturing and design. Companies like Travelers, The Hartford, Aetna, American Eagle Financial Credit Union and Cigna will continue to host students as well as 12 new organizations. Whether working in a large corporation or a smaller non-profit organization, all students will be learning responsibility, relevant skills and professional expectations. We are very fortunate to know that all internships are paid opportunities of at least 85 hours and in most cases more than 120 hours. This summer we have also had the privilege of engaging with 25 new mentors who will work with two students each to provide our students another resource to whom they can ask questions, seek advice and learn about career possibilities.
Thank you to our Industry Advisory Board partners as well as all of the wonderful partner organizations who make these positions possible. If you have any questions or interest in being more involved in the program, please contact NiCole.Schlagheck@hartfordschools.org 

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