On October 21, 2019, Foster Garvey’s Seattle office welcomed 26 high school sophomore students from Renton High School as part of the Road Map Project. The students took part in a round-robin with attorneys and paralegals from various practices as well as professionals from accounting and finance, human resources, information technology and office services.
“This program provides a valuable opportunity for students from South King County to be exposed to different jobs that drive the economy in our area,” said Ben Hodges, Principal in the IP & Technology practice and volunteer for the program. “When students get exposed to the different opportunities available to them, it’s shown to increase their commitment to their education.”
Along with the round-robin and tour of the office, the students participated in a legal activity. Groups were asked if they were restarting the country, what are the first five laws vital to a strong foundation. Ideas included laws against violence, protecting property, free healthcare and college education, and also taxes.
To learn more about the program, visit https://roadmapproject.org/initiatives/worksite-tours/.