HPOP Summer Job Fair
HPOP -- Providing Job Opportunities for Plymouth Students
In March, more than 500 students attended the Third Annual Healthy Plymouth Opportunities Program (HPOP) Career & Volunteer Fairs at Plymouth North and Plymouth South High Schools. HPOP evolved after members of Healthy Plymouth, a coalition of stakeholders of the Plymouth community, came together to create a collaborative approach to help Plymouth youth get involved with job or volunteer opportunities.
During the HPOP Fairs, the school cafeterias were transformed into a setting where local employers from more than 30 organizations met with Plymouth students to discuss paid and volunteer opportunities. The mission of this program is to create a collaborative approach to helping our youth get involved in our community while gaining important skills by volunteering, interning, and, in some cases, by gaining employment that may shape their valuable future.
“We are delighted to give Plymouth teens the chance to connect with local employers and provide ways for them to get involved in a meaningful opportunity during their summer break from school,” says Andrea Holleran, Vice President of External Affairs at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and HPOP Committee Member. “Participating in HPOP makes a positive difference for students and our community.”
Healthy Plymouth was established in 2011 by BID-Plymouth, the Town of Plymouth, and the Plymouth Public Schools to increase opportunities for Plymouth residents to eat better and move more in the places they live, learn, work, and play. For more information on HPOP or to see a list of organization participants, please visit www.healthplymouth.org/hpop.