On Friday, August 9, UCD’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative celebrated 50 high school juniors’ and seniors’ completion of the 2013 Summer Jobs Program. The 6-week internship program helped these gifted young adults develop professional skills and explore career paths while working with CHOP, Drexel University, UC Green, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and many other leading employers in West Philadelphia. Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell participated in the ceremony at International House and awards were presented to Shaquane Flynn (Star Performer), Chonté Mister (Overall Excellence), and Tyshawn Carr (Personal Growth). In addition, Summer Jobs intern Petrina Kenya McFarlane was honored for taking 2nd place in Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady Expo competition. Congratulations and good luck to all of our Summer Jobs interns!