WorkForce 2000 Shares the Arts with Students
WorkForce 2000 (WF2) has been slowly getting back into the groove of extracurricular events since the pandemic. In fall 2022, thanks to a fortunate school schedule, we were able to have three events in a short amount of time:
- The “MJ the Musical” trip took place at Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) on October 4. Twenty-five students and staff attended the epic play that chronicled most of Michael Jackson’s adult life as a performer.
- Students saw “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on November 8 at the Lyric Theatre located at 214 West 43rd Street. Because the show ended late in the day, parents accompanied students to and from the event.
- On November 30, we led a small group of 14 students to watch “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the AMC theater on 34th Street and 8th Avenue. It was particularly fulfilling since the staff led a group of students to see the first “Black Panther” film in 2018.
WF2 is a year-round program that helps students ages 14 to 17 prepare for college and explore career interests on a New York City college campus. With unique programming and workshops broken into two sessions, WF2 promotes youth leadership and development, fostering self-awareness, social awareness and independence.