May 10, 2019
Two named to Bank of America Student Leader program
Two Upper St. Clair High School students have been selected to participate in the Student Leader program, sponsored by Bank of America. Senior Aicha Bellaoucha and junior Harley Robinson will complete an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and attend a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. this summer.
Aicha and Harley will be interning at the Sarah Heinz House. The students will work approximately 35 hours per week where they will learn first-hand about the needs of the community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, they will gain civic, social and business leadership skills.
The students will also attend the Student Leaders Summit July 8-13, 2019, in Washington, D.C. to learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.
This summer marks the first year that the program has operated in Pittsburgh. The program runs from June 17 through Aug. 9, 2019.
“This is a huge deal and very exciting,” Laura Whitcomb, Harley’s mom, said. “I am excited for Harley, Aicha, and all the selected students – this will be a rich and rewarding experience from which they will reap benefits for the rest of their lives.”
Aicha, who will graduate in June, plans to study elementary and special education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is one of four Pittsburgh-area seniors to earn a $10,000 scholarship through EQT Corporation’s ASPIRE (Area Students Participating in Rewarding Education) mentorship and scholarship program. ASPIRE is a two-year program for high school junior and senior students that assists them in fulfilling their higher education goals through supportive, professional mentorships with EQT employees.