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Mayor Foxx and Carolina Panthers' Danny Morrison Kick Off MYEP 2013 Career Discovery Day Series

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Contact: Ashley Ford
704-572-8549 or aford@charlottenc.gov  

The City of Charlotte’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) kicked off its 2013 Career Discovery Day series today with a Business of Football event at Bank of America Stadium. This is the third year that the MYEP has held its Career Discovery Day series and the first year the program has partnered with the Carolina Panthers.

More than 300 Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students listened to remarks given by Mayor Anthony Foxx and Carolina Panthers Team President Danny Morrison. Carolina Panthers representatives also gave overviews of various departments within the organization - including broadcasting/new media, entertainment, media relations and stadium operations - and the students took a guided tour of the stadium.

“I hope each student recognizes that you have been granted a special opportunity to interact with the Carolina Panthers organization to discover what it takes to work in a football franchise,” Foxx told the students. “Listen, learn, ask questions and get excited about what your future career could hold.”

MYEP Career Discovery Days provide hundreds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students the opportunity to explore various industries including sports, health care, information technology, and government. This year, as many as 400 youth participating in the MYEP program will be placed in summer internships at various businesses and organizations throughout the city.

The following table highlights future 2013 MYEP Career Discovery Days.




March 5

Information Technology

Microsoft Corporation

April 16


NASCAR Hall of Fame

April 24

Local Government

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center

May 7

Health Sciences

Carolinas HealthCare

June 14

Basketball with the Charlotte Bobcats

Time Warner Cable Arena

About the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program
Since 1986, MYEP has worked to prepare Charlotte’s youth for future employment. MYEP provides summer internships for youth who are 16 to 18 years old and offers extensive job readiness training and career exploration opportunities. MYEP participants are motivated high school students recommended to the program by various community partners.