(Credit: Los Angeles Rams)
In partnership with Inglewood Unified School District and LA Promise Fund, the Rams created a Training Camp Internship program for deserving students from City Honors and Morningside High School to expose them to career opportunities in professional sports. From the end of July through August, the selected students worked as part of the Rams Community Affairs team throughout training camp at UC-Irvine.
The genesis of the program came from a meeting between the Rams and Inglewood Unified School District.
“An important part of our community engagement strategy is to be present in the community and to understand our community’s greatest needs and then determine how we can help address those needs,” said Molly Higgins, Vice President of Community Affairs and Engagement, Los Angeles Rams. “In talking with the Inglewood Unified leadership, including Dr. (Thelma) Melendez and Dr. Jackie (Sanderlin), they stressed the positive impact that an internship program with the Rams could have on their students. I committed to them on the spot that we would make that happen, and then I engaged LA Promise Fund to help us customize the program as part of their ‘Internship Project’.”
To read the full article and learn more about this program, visit the Los Angeles Rams Website.