Chesapeake Business Teaches Success through Leadership
Chesapeake, VA (July 18, 2013) – On a summer day, which most local teens would spend at the beach or sleeping in, ten rising high school seniors took the opportunity on July 18, 2013, to visit woman-owned small business, Jo-Kell Inc. The participants of Aspire, a group of Chesapeake’s brightest young women, were provided with a positive female role model to help accomplish the goal of developing future leaders through self-esteem and public service.
The students arrived promptly at 10:00 a.m., and were quickly greeted with smiles and warm welcomes from the staff. They were then given a tour of the company’s facility, which in true Jo-Kell fashion ended with a lunch held in their honor. Jo-Kell’s upper management spent the remainder of the day teaching various methods and techniques on how to be successful in the business world. The young women learned how to create a resume and complete job applications, as well as how to dress for success and important fundamental interviewing skills.
“It is wonderful to see a group of young women who are so dedicated to success at such an early age,” said Jo-Kell CEO, Suzy Kelly. “Each of these ladies are poised for greatness and I am sure that every one of them will find it.”
Aspire is part of the “Children Today, Leaders Tomorrow” program founded by Chesapeake Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan. The participants hail from several different high schools in the Chesapeake area and take part in a variety of volunteer work and leadership mentoring workshops. The opportunity to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship is provided to each member of the program upon graduation.