Edwards Wildman, MFS Investment Management, and Citizen Schools recently partnered to teach sixth grade students from the Dever-McCormack school in Dorchester a class about managing a sports team that addressed a host of business and economics issues. Edwards Wildman attorney -- Mike Harrison in the firm's Boston office -- as well as two MFS professionals and a Citizens School Teacher Leader taught this apprenticeship on a weekly basis for 10 weeks. The program, "Managing a Professional Sports Team," was named the Apprenticeship of the Year at the McCormack School this year. This honor was voted on by the Citizen Schools staff and is a tremendous recognition of the firm's dedication and enthusiasm in teaching the next generation of Boston's leaders.
Harrison has earned a Presidential Service Award from the White House for his ongoing commitment to Citizen Schools. This award is given as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment, encourage a sustained dedication to civic participation and inspire others to make service a central part of their lives. Citizen Teachers who have taught two, three, four or more apprenticeships over the past four semesters are eligible for bronze, silver, and gold levels of this award.
The Edwards Wildman teachers will be honored at Citizen Schools' annual Bay State Bash: Celebrate Your Impact event on June 17. This event at the Citizen Schools headquarters recognizes and celebrates the culmination of this school year for all of the Citizen Teachers.