Published July 12, 2016 19:44
For a young person with a seemingly blank resume, getting that first break into the job market can be a major challenge. Thanks to Old Navy in Kelowna, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs youth are being given a leg up through the summer work experience program, Camp Old Navy.
On July 11th, 9 youth had the chance to mentor with one of the Old Navy Associates, and helped introduced them to the retail sector, educating them on the different divisions while equipping teens with valuable skills and training. Participant spent a half day at the Old Navy store shadowing staff and learning the ropes of retail management, sales and merchandising— everything from serving customers to stocking shelves to ringing in purchases.
Camp Old Navy is just one of the ways the store has supported the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. Through campaigns and initiatives they have also donated close to $6000 to the programs and services for the children, youth and families in the Okanagan. Their contribution ensures that the kids who need us the most have a safe place to belong where they can experience a wide variety of activities and opportunities.
In February the Old Navy Team came out to volunteer at the TELUS Pink Shirt Day Breakfast, a fundraiser and awareness raiser to help minimize bullying and build resiliency and kindness in our community.
Old Navy is a true community partner and we appreciate all they do. Thank you to Marty, Suzanne and the Old Navy Team!!