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Silva Health Magnet student attends Bank of America leadership summit in DC

Emely Muñoz

(MAXINE SILVA HEALTH MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL -- Aug. 9, 2019) — While most teenagers would rather take a summer trip to the beach or an amusement park destination, others like Silva Health Magnet’s Emely Muñoz chose instead to hone their leadership skills in the nation’s capital.

Muñoz was the only EPISD student selected to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Bank of America Student Leaders Summit — a youth workforce development program that connects students with paid work opportunities in their communities and offers them leadership training for long-term sustainability.

“We recognize that building hard and soft job skills combined with access to jobs early in life creates positive outcomes for young peoples’ long-term success,” said El Paso Market President at Bank of America Kristi Marcum.

She added: “Investing in youth is part of Bank of America’s broader commitment to connect individuals to the training and jobs needed for success, ultimately strengthening our community by creating more widespread, sustainable economic mobility.”

Muñoz worked at the Opportunity Center for the Homeless throughout the summer and spent her time in Washington meeting peers and connecting with Congressional leaders.

Story by Hector Gonzalez