Hillman Brown & Darrow’s senior partner and co-founder, Michael P. Darrow, was recently invited to speak at the Mastery Charter School’s Career Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike sat on a panel with public safety personnel, government officials and other attorneys. Each year the school recruits a diverse group of distinguished business professionals to educate and provide their high school students with extensive background about different careers that they might wish to pursue. Career Day is an opportunity for them to explore and begin to cultivate work force development tools and with the assistance of the peers on his panel, Mike gave the students that and more. Rasoul Grant, a tenth grader and aspiring rapper, said he appreciated the unvarnished advice. “I’m learning that you have to be determined and you have to push yourself and strive, and keep striving yourself.”
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Mastery Charter School is dedicated to infusing set values, personal skills and extensive knowledge to all their students, ensuring they learn the essentials to succeed in college and the workforce. The Mastery organization has an impressive history transforming some of the most dangerous schools in their districts. They have successfully increased average test scores while decreasing violence and the overall dropout rates within their turnaround schools. Mike was elated to accept the invitation from this impressive institute and have the opportunity to witness the potential these talented young men and women possess. Visit our facebook page to view one of their band’s performances that Mike captured while on campus!