On May 31, Junior Coaches from Boston’s Curley, Eliot, and Henderson Elementary schools took a field trip to the Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) offices in Downtown Boston–their third visit of the 2017-18 school year.
Throughout the year, volunteers from BBH served as ‘Corporate Coaches’ for students, teaching important lessons about communication, leadership, and goal setting. For their final lesson, students toured the firm’s offices and learned about the variety of roles employees play to run a company like BBH.
Students learned the history of BBH, which is celebrating its bicentennial (200th) anniversary in 2018. Students learned how employees use their individual strengths to support BBH in reaching the company’s collective goals.
From BBH’s internal communications group, students learned about the benefits of creativity and clarity when sending messages within the company. From the facilities team, they learned the importance of organization and planning. And from the Securities Lending department, students learned the significance of being reliable and proactive when investing other people’s money.
“My students benefited from learning about different jobs and departments at BBH,” said Playworks Coach Jaime at the Eliot School. “It gave them insight on how many different roles exist within one place of work, just like how being a Junior Coach requires many different responsibilities. It got them excited to think about what they might want to do when they grow up and how they could apply the skills they’ve learned as Junior Coaches in the real world.”
This final field trip with BBH was a perfect way for students to finish the school year and reflect on the valuable skills they have learned as Junior Coaches. We are grateful for the BBH volunteers who have given their time and opened their office to our Junior Coaches. We know our students will remember what they learned from their ‘Corporate Coaches’ as they set goals for the future.