LPL Financial Junior Ashievement

LPL Financial Employee Volunteers Teach Career Skills to San Diego Students

December 19, 2016

LPL Financial

The LPL Financial Foundation partnered with Junior Achievement to host an inaugural educational symposium for underserved high school students in San Diego this week. Over 20 LPL employee volunteers from LPL’s San Diego office donated their time to share important workplace skills, such as conflict management, networking and interview skills, with 75 seniors from Hoover High School. For one LPL employee volunteer, it was a moment that brought him full circle in his own education and career.

Francisco Campos, an LPL senior relationship manager in Business Consulting, graduated from Hoover High School in 2004. “I am glad that I had the chance to take part in such an impactful volunteer opportunity and could share such a strong connection to the students and their experiences. They were such grateful and engaged students. Thinking back to when I was in their place, it certainly made me proud of my own accomplishments. And being there on behalf of LPL and with fellow employees made it that much more rewarding.”

“Investing in these students is so important not only to them, but to our whole community,” said Sarah Cherne, president and chief executive officer, Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas.  “I appreciate the sacrifices each and every one of LPL”s employee volunteers made to be there and be prepared and for inspiring them to dream big and do great things in the future.  I’m proud to partner with a company that values supporting our community with programs like these.”

Sallie Larsen, LPL chief human capital officer, who hosted the symposium, said, “The LPL culture is one that values these types of connections and the meaningful impact that is made for both employees and the community. Our employees get the chance to give back in the communities where we work and live and the students get an enriching experience that creates greater opportunities for them as they pursue their goals. For me personally, it was such an honor to take part in this event.”

The LPL Financial Foundation serves as an enabling partner to organizations that help individuals achieve their aspirations in life. In addition to the San Diego event, the foundation also supported two Junior Achievement symposiums in Charlotte earlier this year.

LPL Financial and Junior Achievement are not affiliated entities.

Photos by LPL employee Albertine Feurer