The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
On Friday, February 7, 2020 at Booker T. Washington High School, native Tulsan and Seattle Seahawk wide receiver Tyler Lockett launched his National “I KNOW I CAN” Job Shadowing Program. Twelve (12) students were selected from six local high schools (McLain, Booker T. Washington, Memorial, Central, Daniel Webster, and Will Rogers College High School) to participate in the program. The selection process involved essays submitted to Tyler on different subject matters.
Powered by his “Light It Up Foundation”, Lockett launched a national movement to expose diverse youth to corporate environments as they prepare to grow into successful careers. His vision for the “I KNOW I CAN” campaign includes a job shadowing program where high school students will spend two days with employees in leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon, CenturyLink and Pizza Hut.
Due to COVID-19, the program was cancelled in 2020 because of safety concerns. Students were not allowed the opportunity to participate in the program and be exposed to the corporate environment as they continue to grow and expand their futures.
With a great deal of thought and careful consideration, Tyler has decided to implement a Light It Up Foundation
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