High School: Lowell High School Class of 2011
Summer Job: Worked at Drew, Cooper & Anding law firm for the past 3 summers
Future Plans: Left for Howard University in Washington D.C. last week to pursue his undergrad degree before heading to law school.
Leighton is a Project C.O.O.L. veteran, just finishing up his 4th year in the program and on to bigger and better things as we speak (well, as you read). He is a fine example of what youth employment programs like Project C.O.O.L. can do for a young person. Hear more about Leighton’s experience in these few clips from my interview with him:
…summer jobs can help a young person decide what they’d like to do, realize what they don’t want to do and provide invaluable experience and networking opportunities that can help kick-start a career.
All the best to Leighton during his first week in D.C.!