Over 100 of our Corporate Partner supervisors and mentors spent their Friday morning having breakfast with their team of student interns. The CWSP team hosted the 11th Annual Supervisor Appreciation Breakfast last Friday, November 14th. We were delighted to have so many of our students’ supervisors and mentors participate. Our gym was bustling with excitement as both supervisors and students enjoyed each other’s’ company.
Each year, students eagerly wait to find out whether their supervisors RVSP for this annual event. There is a great sense of pride when supervisors visit our school, our home. The norm is for our students to be transported to work one day a week, but on this day, this special day, supervisors travel to our campus to meet up with their student team. Thus, students anxiously come into our CWSP office days before the event, and with an undeniable look of curiosity, hope to get a positive response to their question, “Are my supervisors coming?”
…yes, Tylan, Western Asset will be here….yes, Julio, Ares Management will attend.
Students just can’t wait. They can’t hide their excitement when we tell them their mentor will participate or their disappointment when mentors are unable too. You see, students have formed strong relationships with their supervisors.
Our students’ supervisors play a significant role in their development. It takes a village to raise a child and supervisors become members of that village
…the village that helps to raise a child and contribute to their growth
…the village that doesn’t give up on a child while encouraging mistakes
… the village that applauds effort and not ability
…the village that reinforces responsibility
…the village that provides learning opportunities that promote confidence and self-esteem.
They are part of that village that teaches students skills that help them advance the work they complete, no matter how small.
Imagine that! Our students are surrounding themselves with a network of professionals that contribute to their growth. A 14-year old student has formed a network with professionals from companies like Ares Management, The Aerospace Corporation, Irell & Manella, Nike, Loyola Law School, and Western Asset Management among many others.
Our Annual Supervisor Appreciation Breakfast was a small token of appreciation and time to thank our Corporate Partners for their dedication to our young men and Verbum Dei. It was a time for students and supervisors to come together and enjoy breakfast in a relaxed setting. We are grateful to our Corporate Partners, supervisors and mentors.