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Norwalk FCA Students Complete Summer Internships In Wilton

The Glen Gate Company offers internships to youth from the Family & Children's Agency during the summer.
The Glen Gate Company offers internships to youth from the Family & Children's Agency during the summer. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- For the third year in a row, Glen Gate Company has offered two internships to youth from Family & Children's Agency during the summer. 

Two Norwalk students in the ASPIRE high school component worked in the Glen Gate office gaining hands-on, real-world job experience. 

This internship directly correlates to ASPIRE’s goal of helping students successfully transition into high school and higher education. 

The ASPIRE program, formerly known as the after-school program, includes middle school, high school and summer enrichment components. 

The program, based on the Norwalk Community College campus, provides academic support and character-building activities. 

The middle school component includes an after-school program throughout the school year for 50 Norwalk students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. 

The high school component works with an additional 47 students who have successfully transitioned from middle school as they continue their journey to graduation. 

The summer enrichment program provides a six-week program for middle school students during the summer months to prevent the summer learning slide. 

“FCA greatly appreciates the opportunities Glen Gate has offered to youth in our community these past three years,” said Robert Cashel, president and CEO of FCA. “Many of the students in the ASPIRE program, and other FCA programs, face a variety of barriers to success. This job experience is valuable to ensure students remain engaged and motivated to continue with their education.” 

“It is gratifying to me to see FCA in action and young lives being changed with new experiences,” said Jordy Scott, managing partner with Glen Gate Company and an FCA board member. “I see our Glen Gate summer internship as a small part of FCA’s larger vision, and I hope other companies in the area follow our lead.” 

Glen Gate Company, based in Wilton, is a landscaping company.

To learn more about ASPIRE or to become involved with the FCA Summer Internship Program, contact Marion Herbert, communications manager, at 203-523-5777 or send an e-mail to mherbert@fcagency.org.

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