Indulge me a little today as my offering is not so much about photography as it is about the pride I feel for the organization I work for.
I have three images for you today about a group of young people I have had the pleasure of working with for the last eight weeks. Every year for the last few years our organization has offered a special “Leadership Internship” to junior and senior college students. They take a weekly leadership course that I teach and then visit various businesses and talk to community leaders learning about everything from the Federal Reserve Banking system to how to start a business on your own. They learn about reading inadequacies, food scarcity, and the challenges faced by our farmers. They spend time with our bank presidents and learn even more about leadership.
We require them to have a community minded project and then they present a program to our senior management team on how to attract and retain Millennials in the work environment. In the next few years Millennials will make up the majority of the work force and they are quite different than the Baby Boomers and Generation X of today’s workforce. In fact close to 50% of today’s workforce is made up of Millennials.
So the first image of this post is of the Interns presenting the community of Eldridge a bike repair station as Eldridge has an avid biking population. The interns raised the money from donations and a program from our organization called “Pay It Ohnward.” It gives our employees money to invest in projects and charities that are close to their heart.
The second image is of the Interns presenting Eldridge with $600 in “Pay It Ohnward” money.
This image is of some of the employees from our different banks that showed up to support the Interns.
A little photography talk… This is actually two images that I tried to do a photo merge in Photoshop. Unfortunately (and it rarely happens) Photoshop couldn’t merge the two images because they were so badly miss aligned. (Photographer error.) 🙂
So I manually aligned the images. If you don’t look too close and it is passable. Lots of minutes blending, masking, and cloning here.
Enjoy your day and be careful.