A Little Rock high school graduate is one of 300 students across the nation who has been named a Bank of America Student Leader. Sakshi Garg, a Little Rock Central High School graduate, was selected by Bank of America for its 2020 Student Leader program.
Garg is already participating in the paid-internship program and engages in leadership, civic engagement and workforce skills-building experience through the program’s virtual format. The Student Leader program aims to expose the 300 selected students to the importance of non-profits in its community and the vital role public-private partnerships play to advance social change. In addition, students will focus on building financial awareness.
Throughout her journey as a Bank of America Student Leader, Garg will work with the bank’s Little Rock locations to leverage national partnerships with local non-profits and leadership.
“She will participate in a collaborative, mentoring-focused project working closely with Junior Achievement of Arkansas (JA) and with Student Leaders from Wichita, KS, with Workforce Alliance to utilize social media to position and promote JA’s ability to influence actions from key stakeholder groups, including business and education decision-makers, and the students they serve,” according to a Bank of America statement.
In addition to collaborating on JA projects, Garg will participate in discussions concerning social justice, inclusivity, civil rights, and diversity. She will also learn about personal finances from Bank of America’s Better Money Habits program.
“We are pleased to welcome Bank of America Student Leader, Sakshi Garg, whose social media strategies can help share our story of volunteer-delivered programs that inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their full potential,” Tonya Villines, President of Junior Achievement of Arkansas, said. “Sakshi exemplifies students who realize that education is their pathway to a bright future and we look forward to the impact she will make on our organization.”
Throughout her high school career, Garg was a leader in Central’s computer science club and National Science Honor Society. She also served as a Little Rock Central debate team captain and teen representative on the Friends of India executive committee.
Recently named a Coolidge Senator by the Coolidge Foundation, Garg will be attending Harvard University in the fall.