March 29, 2012
We have some exciting news to tell you about. The West Islip Chamber of Commerce along with the West Islip School District has joined forces with Lend Experience. Lend Experience is an opportunity to match students with local business in an effort to set themselves up for success in this changing global education and job market. This program is meant to inspire alumni to give their time back to the community once they graduate and inspire the network or local businesses and community members to give back time.
This unique opportunity sets us apart from other communities. We are starting on the ground level and would like as many businesses and residents to join in this network of mentors and contributors to make this experience a true success for our students and our community. If your business can support a shadow day, an internship or even a conversation then we want you. Please take the opportunity to contact us and let us know what you have to offer.
As we receive volunteers a list will be prepared at the high school level to allow students to match up with areas of skill they are interested in. What a wonderful experience for a student to be able to be exposed to several career choices so that they may discover what they are truly passionate about. And the chamber is very passionate about making this a success for today and our future.