On Friday, August 17, 332 Cristo Rey Jesuit High School students were “drafted” by 58 top local companies, including SHARP Literacy, for the school’s third annual Corporate Work Study Program Draft Day. Taking place at Northwestern Mutual, students were paired with organizations, and work there throughout the school year for 5 full work days each month.
Besides SHARP Literacy, partners included Kohl’s, Rockwell Automation, Harley Davidson, Northwestern Mutual, Froedtert Health, Marquette University, and Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
“The mission of Cristo Rey is to provide rigorous academics, professional work experience and spiritual development to empower graduates to succeed in college and in life,” Paul Eberle, CEO of Husch Blackwell and the Cristo Rey board chair said. “It is a life-changing mission that we celebrate and it is a life-changing mission that begins today with our draft.”
Leaders and executives from the organizations welcomed their new student-employees in professional sports draft-style, exchanging handshakes in front of the student body, staff and families, presenting company apparel and posing for a photo with the student teams.
SHARP is pleased to have chosen 3 Cristo Rey students. Welcome!