Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
"It truly is a blessing to be able to escape the pressure of the workplace, and find oneself engulfed in another world....the unique world of a middle school student."
- Ryan Everett, Bank of America employee and mentor to CIS student
Last year, Bank of America initiated a partnership with CIS and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to encourage their employees to volunteer as mentors for several targeted middle schools and an e-mentoring program for high school students.
Ryan Radecki and Ryan Everett, both Bank of America employees, were mentors last year to two students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School. They enjoyed it so much that they are back at MLK again this year, working with the same students.
"It truly is a blessing to be able to escape the pressure of the workplace, and find oneself engulfed in another world....the unique world of a middle school student," Ryan Everett recently told CIS. "Thoughtfully shaping the heart and mind of a young person, and testing his drive.. I try to express the importance of community, and pushing him to excel in academics and in life."