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Local Boys & Girls Club Members Spend The Day Exploring The Workforce 

(February 20, 2013) – This week members of The Salvation Army's Boys & Girls Clubs in the Greater Houston region spent part of their school day at local businesses shadowing employees as they performed various jobs.  They were there as part of The Salvation Army's Job Shadow Program which aims to help students expand their horizons by learning about different careers from direct hands on experiences.  This time around participating businesses included JTS Enterprises, Inc., the Coca Cola Brittmoore Distribution Center, SEI/Geo Tape and Valence Operating.   

At the Coca Cola Brittmoore Distribution Center Boys & Girls Clubs members from our Northwest Corps Community Center were able to learn about how the distribution center packages and distributes Coca Cola products. 

The youth were also given an extensive tour of the facility. 

How does the Job Shadow Program Work?

Any local business can partner with The Salvation Army to setup a Job Shadow Day at their place of business.  Students spend time, usually during the lunch hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., talking with the employees and then take a tour of the workplace.  

  • The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club transports approximately 15 students from each club to different workplaces around 11:00 a.m.  
  • The students are provided lunch by the host workplace and this time is used to discuss the jobs available in that workplace and what each person does in his or her job.  
  • After lunch the students tour the workplace and shadow an employee.  
  • At approximately 2:00 p.m. the students will return to their respective Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs. 

If you'd like to learn more about hosting a Job Shadow Day or to set one up please contact alesia_anderson@uss.salvationarmy.org