They arrived with their chaperones Ms. Melissa Sparks and Ms. Bridgette Butler early Monday morning at City Hall, and quickly took their seats in the historic City Council Chambers.
They got to hear several interesting stories about the chamber from the docent, Ms. Lindsay Barrios including the single Edison light bulb still in place and the amazing story of the portrait of George Washington in Charleston featured behind the podium.
Then, they were welcomed by City of Charleston Mayor, John Tecklenburg. He spoke on the value of the opportunity of job shadowing and thanked the City of Charleston team members for their willingness to invest in students.
Host departments included:
- Police Department
- Fire Department
- Recreation Department
- Old Slave Mart Museum
- Human Resources
- Housing & Community Development
- Parks Department
- Technology & Business Development
- Information Technology
- Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Families
- Municipal Court Judge
- Mayor’s Office
After the morning of job shadowing, students and their host met for a special luncheon at the Maritime Center.
The amazing day of work-based learning was organized by Jennifer Gorham with the Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families.
Thanks to Jennifer, Mindy, and all the City of Charleston departments for making this event possible again this year.
Thanks to Mayor John Tecklenburg for welcoming the students to City Hall and attending the debriefing luncheon at the Maritime Center.