TD Bank Supports KRA YES Students

KRA Camden, New Jersey Youth Employment Success (YES) customers are a little better prepared for that first job or internship opportunity thanks to the initiative of Sean Minor, KRA Job Developer, and the generosity of a local branch of TD Bank. Mr. Minor’s liaison with the banking and financial services giant…the sixth largest in North America with more than 79,000 employees…resulted in a generous donation of backpacks filled with highlighters, pencils, pens, and notebooks. Currently, KRA/YES students are engaged in academic studies in preparation for their GED exams, as well as Life Skills coursework linked to Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Services, and/or Media Technology training in preparation for job or internship placements. Anita Davis, KRA Program Manager, stated, “TD Bank is well known in the neighborhood for their volunteerism and support of community achievements, especially those involving our young people.” Ms. Davis added, “We have planned an Achievement Day event for August 26, 2011, to acknowledge the graduates who have completed their entrepreneurship and pre-employment coursework, and we will distribute the backpacks, along with their certificates, during that celebration.”