It’s no secret that when local business and students collaborate, a win-win results for all involved. If you’re a business owner, click here and read why Inc. Magazine writes that “even small partnerships can yield big returns.” If you’re a student, take note of these 11 fabulous Woodbridge area student leaders whose prospects for internships, fulfilling occupations and gainful employment are in prime position for an enriching future;

Colonia High School
  • Himit Shah
  • Madison Ferreira
  • Brandon Ribeiro

John F. Kennedy Memorial High School
  • Krish B. Patel
  • Anuj Patel

Woodbridge High School
  • Shakeel Guerrier
  • Angela Montauban
  • Meaghan Motz
  • Michael Nycz
  • Isabel Reyes
  • Taylor Deliman
Edison residents at Edison Woods, Edison Woods Senior 55+, Edison Village, Blueberry Village, & Rivendell Heights can be proud of these young people and the local businesses who have established in association with the Zuckerberg Institute the “High School Post Pandemic Task Force Woodbridge.” As Task Force members, students work alongside local female and minority-owned businesses directly affected by COVID-19. Their mission is to solve real-world problems and once again see the businesses thrive in their neighborhoods.
“A lot of people come to work with us because they want to be the next Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Melinda Gates, and we always think, ‘That’s great, but start in your own town,’” said Michael Littig, a co-founder of the Zuckerberg Institute. “Start in your own school. Start in the place you live.” Global leaders join online sessions and give feedback to the students. This team has included the Dalai Lama; Zoom Global Chief Information Officer Harry Moseley; Lindy Elkins-Tanton, head of NASA’s Psyche Mission; and Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg, a co-founder of the Zuckerberg Institute, creator of “Facebook Live” and bestselling author. The first few weeks of the program center on leadership, teamwork, research, how to come up with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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