The Global Month of Service for Starbucks was celebrated by an enthusiastic engagement of 150 volunteers in eight schools located in Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, and Denpasar. The volunteers became intrinsically involved in the education of 17 – 18 year olds as they became involved in mock interviews and curriculum vitae writing – lessons taken from the JA Career Success program. This took place in small groups with up to five students working together with Starbucks professionals. The vent was extremely impactful as the beneficiaries were mostly from class 3 of high school and will soon be graduating a seeking formal employment. Therefore the lessons focusing on interviews for employment and writing of C.V.’s was very relevant. This was acknowledged by the students as they focused intently and used the experience productively.
This year Prestasi Junior was able to expand the initiative to locations outside of Jakarta – a strategy which produced positive feedback from students and volunteers alike. The following gallery provides images of engagement in each of the locations involving Starbucks personnel.