Coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month, a new initiative between Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and MLS gave 101 high school juniors and seniors an inside look at the work of MLS team executives. We had eight (8) MLS Clubs participate in the “Rompe las Barreras” – Breaking Through the Barriers – job shadowing experience, in which 8-16 students from Hispanic communities shadowed employees at their team offices.
Participating clubs included Chicago Fire, FC Dallas, D. C. United, LA Galaxy, Houston Dynamo, New York Red Bulls, NYCFC, and Philadelphia Union – students participating in the program were hand-picked by each school through teacher recommendations.
— Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) October 5, 2018
To top off the experience, SNHU provided tickets and special experiences at each Club’s home match.
Rompe las Barreras was created to combat high dropout rates among Hispanic students, and committing to provide access to Hispanic high school students with the proper pathways and insights into graduating and pursuing fulfilling careers in any industry, not just in sports. My hope is that these hands-on experiences have inspired and opened the eyes of a number of students on the great opportunities that working for a Club can provide – from finance, to social media, to food and beverage, the opportunities are vast!
We recently hosted local high school students as part of @SNHU’s #RompeLasBarreras program, where they toured @RedBullArena, hosted informational interviews, shadowed different departments and heard from Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Joseph Stetson!#SNHUGoals | #RBNY pic.twitter.com/1V6XP8blHv
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) October 3, 2018
A truly inspiring program – enjoy some of my favorite moments in the videos/photos!