Savannah Early College High School junior, Corey Straughter, Jr. has been named a Bank of America Student Leader for 2021. This prestigious program helps prepare students to enter the workforce through skills-building and leadership development. Corey is among 300 young people from across the country who were selected as Student Leaders.
Corey was selected, among other qualifications, because of his desire to help his community with financial literacy and to help those less fortunate than himself. Since 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders program recognizes 300 community-focused juniors and seniors every year. These students are engaged in an eight-week, paid internship, working closely with local nonprofits like Goodwill Southeast Georgia, developing leadership and workforce skills, and participating in a week-long virtual leadership summit. This program is part of the bank's overall commitment to youth employment, helping to prepare a diverse pipeline of young talent for success in the workforce.