White House Honors Carnahan High School Senior Emmanuel Haynes
WASHINGTON, DC – The White House today (Thursday, September 26) highlighted nine individuals and organizations that played a key role in the White House’s Youth Jobs+ program as “Champions of Change.” Among those recognized is Carnahan High School of the Future senior Emmanuel Haynes, who participated in the Youth Jobs+ program this past summer.
President Obama is focused on accelerating economic recovery and boosting job creation for all Americans, particularly key segments that need better access to employment. Among these key segments are the youth of America – the future of our economy and our country. The President issued the Youth Jobs+ challenge to engage local elected officials, along with business and community leaders, to work together to connect young people with summer and year-round job opportunities.
“The work of these individuals and organizations has been vital in promoting youth employment, creating jobs, and providing young people with the skills they need to be successful” said Danielle Gray, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary. “Following on the President’s call to action, these ‘Champions of Change’ have helped connect young people with jobs and skills, creating opportunities in communities across this country.”
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals, businesses, and organizations doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.
The event was streamed live on the White House website. To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program and the Champions being recognized, visitwww.whitehouse.gov/champions. To learn more about the White House Youth Jobs+ initiative, visit www.whitehouse.gov/youthjobs.
The official White House press release included the following information about Carnahan High School of the Future senior Emmanuel Haynes:
St. Louis, MO
Emmanuel Haynes is a 12th grade student In St. Louis Missouri at Carnahan High School of The Future. He participated in the Mers Goodwill St. Louis Youth Jobs Program as a Funeral Director at the Ronald Jones Funeral Chapels. His experiences as a Funeral Director allowed him to work in his desired future profession and gain valuable work experience along the way.