Dallas Mayor's intern highlights chamber's Future Focus camp


Future Focus is a program for rising high school juniors and seniors.   File image

The Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Future Focus Camp is getting a rave review from one of its participants who is currently serving in Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Intern Fellows Program.

South Oak High School student Treveon Washington recently penned an article for the Dallas Regional Chamber’s website where he says Future Focus gave him a lasting impression.

Future Focus is a program for rising high school juniors and seniors sponsored by the Dallas Chamber. Students attend a two-week camp where they participate in workshops, go on field trips and meet local business leaders to learn about various companies.

“I met students who attended other schools, grew up in different parts of the state and some of whom weren’t born in the U.S. I also had the opportunity to meet CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents of six companies,” Washington wrote in his article. “Among the businesses and organizations I toured were Dallas City Hall, JPMorgan Chase, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, TD Industries, GEICO and AT&T.

“The thing that stands out most to me about the leaders I met from each of these organizations is the way that they all encouraged us to be great, to not give up in life, and to always go the extra mile. It’s great to realize that there are people in this world who genuinely care about my success.”

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