When one of our volunteers goes above and beyond to help Baltimore, we want to recognize them for their efforts and contributions. Today we want to share the impact Megan LeJeune is having with Greater Baltimore Urban League and the students in their Saturday Leadership Program.
GBUL has a Saturday Leadership Program for 8th-12th graders and each week they learn new skills that will prepare them for college, work and life. Volunteering Untapped had an event with GBUL where we worked on their resumes and practiced job interview questions on April 12th that Megan attended and enjoyed. That experience had an impact on her and led her to reach out to Estelle Young, program coordinator for GBUL, to discuss running her own seminar for the students during one of their Saturday morning sessions. Megan wanted to highlight the importance of networking and how building a strong network can help you throughout your professional career. She also helped the students set up their LinkedIn profiles and taught them how to most effectively use LinkedIn.
Megan ran her events at the Greater Baltimore Urban League offices on July 19th and August 2nd. She created full lesson plans and taught the class of students for about an hour. She also provided the students with useful handouts. After the lesson, the students were able to apply what they had just learned through interviewing people who were playing the role of a professional in their desired field. Megan did an outstanding job and we hope to see her continuing to contribute to GBUL and maybe even leading our next Volunteering Untapped event with Greater Baltimore Urban League on February 14th, 2015. Volunteering Untapped and GBUL are both very appreciative for her efforts and her desire to have an impact with the students.
Here is Megan conducting the LinkedIn training and leading the discussion on the importance of networking.