Bank of America NJ Student Leaders left to right Amirah Oladoja, Annabelle Hur, Alisha Varma, Vanessa Iwuoha, Annalie Diaz

Bank of America has selected five Northern New Jersey high school students as Student Leaders® (#BofAStudentLeaders), an eight-week paid internship providing students with first-hand experience in serving their communities.

These students are mid-way through their internship experience of workforce skills, leadership, and civic engagement with local Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey.

In addition, the Student Leaders are gaining access to career skills-building opportunities that are crucial in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing job market.

“This is a win-win for New Jersey. So many organizations need talented young people to help serve our communities. With the Student Leaders program, we’re able to pair some of New Jersey’s best and brightest students with nonprofit jobs that will truly have an impact,” said Alberto Garofalo, president, Bank of America New Jersey in a press release. “Young adults are the future of our state, and programs like Student Leaders are one way we can provide paid opportunities that help pave the way for the next generation of the local workforce.”

Prior to being selected, these five students underwent a rigorous application process. While they each come from diverse backgrounds, the students all are united by their drive and commitment to serve others.

Congratulations to the selected Student Leaders below:

  • Bergen County

    Annabelle Hur
    Academy of the Holy Angels

  • Essex County

    Vanessa Iwuoha
    Essex County Vocational-Technical School, Newark Tech Campus

  • Hudson County

    Annalie Diaz
    West New York, Memorial High School

  • Hudson County

    Alisha Varma
    Jersey City, Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School

  • Middlesex County

    Amirah Oladoja
    Woodbridge TownshipWoodbridge High School