Nearly 400 students from Baltimore City Public Schools were celebrated today at a ceremony on the university's Homewood campus marking the close of this year's Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program.
This year, the program enrolled the highest number of paid interns to date, pairing them with mentors who provided oversight and training in departments across the institution. Last year, student interns helped produce a video sharing a behind the scenes look at the eight-week program and the types of jobs the students work around Johns Hopkins.
Among the guests and speakers at the closing ceremony were Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh; Daniel Ennis, the Johns Hopkins University senior vice president for finance; and Redonda Miller, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Summer Jobs Program started in 1994 with 25 students, and for the past 23 years the program has supported outstanding students on their paths to college and career readiness. In addition to their work responsibilities, the students took part in weekly professional development classes focusing on essential work skills, college preparation, career exploration, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.