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2 local students will receive internships paid by Bank of America

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2012 file photo, a woman walks past a branch of a Bank of America office in New York.  Bank of America reports earnings on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

FILE – In this Dec. 7, 2012 file photo, a woman walks past a branch of a Bank of America office in New York. Bank of America reports earnings on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Bank of America officials announced that Amarillo High’s Isaac Romero and Caprock’s Victor Medina have been selected as this year’s BofA Student Leaders.

BOA detailed that Student Leaders is a paid internship program that spans an eight-week period during the summer, with the goal of giving students first-hand experience serving their communities.


During the program, students will work with local non-profits, including Maverick Boys & Girls Club and Amarillo Habitat for Humanity, earning money from BofA. Working with local non-profit organizations aims to help students develop practical leadership skills, practical skills and experience.

The Class of 2024 Bank of America Student Leaders of Amarillo are:

  • Romero, a junior at Amarillo High School, was selected for his extensive involvement in leadership organizations such as the Amarillo ISD Superintendent’s Ambassadors and his deep desire to give back through nonprofit work. He cares deeply about the underserved members of his community and is committed to ending generational poverty in his lifetime.
  • Medina, a junior at Caprock High School, also brings a lot of volunteerism to the table. He was instrumental in helping to regulate games throughout the Kids Inc. sports season. and in collecting clothing for children in need. He hopes to better understand the biggest challenges facing young people today and use his leadership skills to serve them.

“Our youth are our future, and Bank of America recognizes that it is our responsibility to ensure they are equipped with the essential skills not only to enter the workforce, but also to improve it,” said Ashley Allen, president of Bank of America Amarillo. “We are committed to supporting and uplifting young adults through programs like Student Leaders to help connect them to jobs and provide opportunities for community involvement and leadership development.”

Along with the Student Leaders program, Bank of America is connecting more teens and young adults to jobs and paid internships in Amarillo with the bank’s summer youth employment program. Separate from student leaders, this program will employ students at the Wesley Community Center and the Maverick Boys & Girls Club.

Amarillo student leaders are participating in programming with the Maverick Boys and Girls Club, where Isaac will engage with all staff members and work with children in individual and group settings, and with the Amarillo Habitat for Humanity, where Victor will have the opportunity to spend time in every department, including construction, ReStore, fund development, family services and management.

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