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Stradley Ronon Hosts Young Men’s Initiative Students

May 12, 2016
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Young Men's Initiative 2016

From left: Central High School senior Xihau Luo, Northeast High School senior Didier Delphin, Stradley Ronon Partner Kevin Boyle and High School of the Future senior Raymond Deschamps during the Young Men’s Initiative Career Day.

PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon recently hosted Philadelphia high school students as part of Philadelphia Futures’ Career Day for its Young Men’s Initiative (YMI). YMI is designed to help young men who will be the first in their families to attend college, develop leadership potential and career awareness. The annual career day event exposes these students to various businesses and professional careers as they continue to navigate high school and prepare for college and their futures.

Stradley Ronon Partner Kevin Boyle, who serves on the board of directors for Philadelphia Futures, and Associate Shawn Hendricks spoke with the YMI students about the potential of a career in law and the inner-workings of a law firm. After their visit to the firm, the young men were taken on a tour of Philadelphia City Hall and given the opportunity to speak with various city leaders. The event concluded at the Wells Fargo Center, where Boyle served as keynote speaker and addressed all YMI participants who visited various businesses around the city.

Stradley Ronon’s participation in the Young Men’s Initiative is indicative of the firm’s longstanding commitment to community service. The firm was recently recognized at the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Brotherly Love Sisterly Affection Awards for its contributions to the community through pro bono work and nonprofit partnerships.

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