Come June the BBA Summer Jobs Program will celebrate its 20th anniversary. After a record setting year of providing paid internships to 57 Boston Public High School students, the program will have reached more than 440 diverse Boston youth.
As the 2013 program nears kickoff, the BBA and the Private Industry Council are busy reviewing applications, conducting interviews, and matching the students to firms and law offices. During this process, we came across the application of Destynie Jean-Baptiste, a junior at Urban Science Academy. Her reference came from her Humanities teacher, Isabel Perez -- who herself participated in the BBA Summer Jobs Program 12 years ago as a student at English High. We touched base with Isabel to see what about this program has stayed with her after all these years.