Seton Welcomes Cristo Rey ‘Work Study’ Students

On August 15, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School held their third annual ‘Corporate Work Study’ draft event at the BMO Bradley Harris Center. The program is designed to give high school students valuable experience in a business setting to develop skills and gain exposure to diverse career paths.

320 Cristo Rey students have been paired with 58 Milwaukee organizations this school year, including BMO Harris Bank, Harley Davidson, and, for the first time, Seton Catholic Schools. Throughout the school year, a team of students will work five days a month at Prince of Peace School performing duties such as leading classroom activities, assisting with lesson plans, and tutoring students.

Seton Catholic Schools is proud to be a part of this great program which will offer hands-on experience to these students and introduce them to the education field. “We are very excited to give Cristo Rey students the experience of a meaningful career in Catholic education,” said Seton president Don Drees. “We need more great educators!”

We are eager to embark on this new community partnership and help grow future educators for Seton, Cristo Rey, and the Milwaukee community.

Reporting and writing by Gino Scalise