Marietta teen Ryan Jackson recently completed her final week of participating in the Bank of America Student Leader program, an eight-week summer internship at a local nonprofit organization and visit to D.C.
Jackson is one of five Atlanta high school juniors and seniors participating in this program alongside 220 students across the country. As a Bank of America Student Leader, Jackson’s internship opportunity placed her at the East lake Foundation where she learned about the management and operations of running a successful nonprofit organization. She also worked in the East Lake Community Garden, which is a resource for the East Lake Community to learn how to grow their own healthy, sustainable and beautiful gardens.
Jackson is a rising senior at Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies, where she runs cross country and track, along with leading the National Honor Society and Environmental Club. She has an interest in studying public health and business post high school.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the program, in which more than 2,000 teens have been recognized as Student Leaders across the country since 2004.