The Annual Rosoff Scholarship
In keeping with Arnold Rosoff’s legacy to increase the ow of diverse young talent into the workplace, The Ad Club has established a scholarship in his name. This year, the scholarship will be awarded to John Hancock’s MLK Summer Scholars Program. The program is open to teens in the Boston area and addresses a critical need in Boston: summer jobs for city youth. The Rosoff Scholarship will provide funds for an additional 25 scholars to participate in the program.
Working in close partnership with the Boston Globe, Boston University, Partners HealthCare, and the City of Boston, John Hancock’s MLK Summer Scholars seeks to develop a future skilled workforce, while adding signi cant value to our community today. With more than 600 Boston teens participating at over 70 non-pro t worksites this summer, MLK Summer Scholars is believed to be the largest corporate summer jobs program.
In addition to providing daily employment at community-based organizations over the course of the summer, MLK Summer Scholars brings together all 600+ youth of diverse backgrounds for bi-weekly job readiness and life skills workshops. The workshops guide teens through a discovery process where they can explore their current path and focus on next steps in achieving education and employment goals. The curriculum consistently integrates important messages on social responsibility, leadership development, and civic involvement.