Power Ties

Posted on by Young Leadership Council

Power Ties is a career awareness program that connects professionals from various career backgrounds with 8th grade students at area New Orleans public schools to talk about career readiness and business etiquette. 



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How it Works

Power Ties consists of four workshops held at the school site. Volunteers teach seminars using a set curriculum that includes teaching students how fill out a job application, how to write resumes and cover letters, understanding appropriate office behavior, and learning interviewing skills. The program ends with a career day and power lunch where students practice the skills they have learned with a “mock” interview followed by a business luncheon and motivational speaker. Finally, students have the opportunity to go on a job site visit to see a real work environment.

Get Involved

Volunteers are needed for:

To volunteer, please fill out this form.

Email project leaders at ylcpowerties@ylcnola.org.

Power Ties is in full swing for the 2015-2016 School Year! Our second school is Samuel J. Green Charter School starting on November 10! It is such a truly rewarding experience to teach Career Readiness skills to eager 8th grade students through classroom workshops, career dress tips, business etiquette, interview skills, application skills, resume writing, Career Day, and Job Site Visits!

It is not too late! To volunteer with Power Ties, sign up here


Sign up as a Power Ties volunteer in the YLC’s Membership Portal, Digital Cheetah here.

Samuel Green Charter School Collage

Project Leaders:

Kevin Ferguson      Aimee McCarron      

Keep up with the Power Ties on Facebook!

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