THE MCMASTER CHALLENGE
“I guarantee you there’s plenty of people in this room who could be a good influence on some of these young people”.
Business leaders can show youth what to wear to job interviews, how to carry themselves and what it takes to succeed, Ismail said.“One of the biggest things I don’t see is the business community getting involved,” he said. - State Newspaper (Lee Higgins) June 6, 2008 Page B1
Attorney General Henry McMaster, the committee’s chairman, urged Ismail to look no further than himself and the people in the gymnasium to start tackling the problem.”, he said. - State Newspaper (Lee Higgins) June 6, 2008 Page B5 Read the newspaper article by clicking here .
Business Leaders Youth Alliance promotes mentorship opportunities and career development for the youth of South Carolina through the business community.
Our program seeks to give South Carolina youth real-life education, skill training, and constructive use of free time that will in turn stimulate personal and professional growth. By engaging the business community to take an active role in training and the development of our young people, the lives of our young population will be improved and our state will be more competitive in this global economy.
The BLYA foundation is categorized into three core results:
Sense of belonging
Sense of community
Positive personal and professional development