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Phillips 66 Supports Summer Youth Employment Initiative

Sponsorship provides 20 paid summer experiences for John Swett High School students

Pleasant Hill, Calif. (May 1, 2015) – Thanks to a generous donation from Phillips 66’s San Francisco Bay Area Refinery in Rodeo, 20 local teens will be able to participate in Earn & Learn East Bay, a summer youth employment program through the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County and the Contra Costa Economic Partnership.

Following the February launch of Earn & Learn East Bay, Phillips 66 generously offered to sponsor scholarships for 20 students ages 16-18 from John Swett High School, which is located in Crockett and serves the communities of Crockett, Port Costa, Rodeo, and the Foxboro area of Hercules.

“We are honored by this generous donation from Phillips 66, which will enable more youth to participate in Earn & Learn East Bay,” said Stephen Baiter, executive director of the Workforce Development Board. “Clearly, Phillips 66 is committed to the strengthening the community by providing such opportunities for young people to gain important skills that will benefit them in their careers and in life.”

Earn & Learn East Bay seeks to connect local youth with opportunities to explore various careers, gain essential skills and earn money toward their future. Unlike traditional summer jobs programs, Earn & Learn East Bay embraces a full range of work-based learning experiences for youth.

In addition to supporting Earn & Learn East Bay, Phillips 66 hosts an annual golf tournament, which benefits John Swett High School’s manufacturing career academy and the New Horizons Career Development Center. For its ongoing commitment to youth and workforce development, Phillips 66 was honored as a “Champion of Youth Opportunity,” at the recent Earn & Learn East Bay kick-off event.

To further support youth in advance of the summer opportunities, Phillips 66 is sponsoring transportation for West Contra Costa County youth to attend the May 9 Youth Summit in Antioch hosted by County Supervisor Federal Glover.

For more information about Earn & Learn East Bay, please visit www.wdbccc.com/youth

Contact:

Gina Del Carlo, Youth program coordinator, Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County, gdelcarlo@ehsd.cccounty.us, (925) 602-6807 (w)

 Paul Adler, Manager, Communications and Public Affairs, Phillips 66 - San Francisco Refinery

paul.adler@p66.com, 510-245-4400 (w), 510-260-5957 (m)

 

Media contact

WDB@ehsd.cccounty.us, (925) 602-6800 (phone); (925) 602-6802 (fax)