Srilakshmi Muthyala (Lf) and Daniel Flores (rt)
Two students from the El Paso area have been selected to participate in Bank of America’s Student Leaders program, where they will have the opportunity to apply their skills and leadership abilities to community-minded initiatives in partnership with local nonprofits.
“Access to jobs early in life provides kids with critical soft job skills that make a real difference in their future and sets them on a path to long-term success,” said Kristi Marcum, El Paso Market President at Bank of America.
“Investing in people through programs like Student Leaders is one part of our broader commitment to connecting individuals to the training and jobs needed for success, and directly benefits the El Paso community by strengthening and sustaining regional economic mobility.”
The Student Leaders will work with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. The students are:
- Daniel Flores is a graduate of Del Valle High School, and will be attending University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Flores has extensive volunteer experience in the El Paso community, including previous work with the food bank through his school’s chapter of DECA, of which he was the president.
- Srilakshmi Muthyala, a rising senior at Coronado High School, will be continuing her philanthropic work in the El Paso area, adding to a volunteer resume that includes work with The Hospitals of Providence and the Salvation Army.
“The Student Leaders program is terrific. This is such a tremendous opportunity for the students, and we are excited about their contributions to our agency,” said Bonnie Escobar, Chief Development Officer, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
“Their innovative ideas and inquiries are a tribute to their talent and intellect. The Student Leaders program has highlighted the leaders they are today and given us a glimpse of who they will be in the future.”
In the wake of significant job losses nationwide, the ability to earn a paycheck will be essential to many young people whether they are helping to support their families or planning for the future.
As part of their Student Leader experience, each student will receive a $5,000 stipend to recognize them for their community achievements.