Education News

YLA learns importance of first impressions

Special to Atmore News

The 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Atmore class met on January 9 for their monthly session at the United Bank Incubator. The title of this meeting was “My Best First Impression,” involving mock interviews where each student was required to bring in a resume.
There were several notable speakers such as Bob Jones, the CEO of United Bank; Atmore Mayor Jim Staff; Anne Hetzel and Laura Puchner from Community Development; Tonya Lambert from VP Marketing and Public Relations; and Jessica Lowell, a Human Resources Manager.
In this session, the YLA class learned the difference between an effective and powerful interview versus a weak and ineffective interview. They were given tips and tricks for their resumes and for using the advantages of social media.
Each and every speaker gave this group of young adults beneficial lessons to learn, though they all left remembering that they will not know what they want to do in life unless they invest time into it. Bob Jones told the students to always be inquisitive and to have an eagerness to learn, and Mayor Jim Staff informed the students to seek progress and opportunities.
Youth Leadership Atmore would like to thank United Bank and everyone who made this informative and inspiring session possible.

YLA participant Anna Ruth Smith attends Escambia Academy.