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Honeywell Hosts 50 Students from New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project

The Morris Plains Chapter of the Law and Government Relations Diversity & Inclusion Network recently hosted about 50 students from the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) summer school class at Honeywell's Morris Plains, NJ headquarters.

The visit by the rising high school freshmen, who are focused on law-related education, was designed to introduce them to a Fortune 500 company, practicing in-house attorneys and other professionals and a state-of-the-art work environment.

"Honeywell was an amazing experience. The people who worked at Honeywell taught us about the amazing technology they create and how they use it to help people. The game we played was fun and stimulated our brains," said Nikolle Ayala, 14, from the Lafayette Street School in Newark, New Jersey.

"I had a great experience during our visit to Honeywell," said Ross Johnson, 15, from Seton Hall Preparatory Academy in Bloomfield, New Jersey. "What I enjoyed most was the exposure to the many career paths that fall under the umbrella of one company. It was cool to see so many different types of professionals working together,"

The full-day agenda included meeting with Honeywell lawyers from the company's strategic business groups to talk about their personal journeys through the legal profession and what life is like as a lawyer at Honeywell.

Beyond hosting the students for the day, Honeywell attorneys coach and mentor the NJ LEEP students in legal research and oral argument.

NJ LEEP is a competitive, college-prep program for teens in under-served areas who are interested in pursuing law. Students accepted into the program focus on law-related education and college access programming by attending classes and seminars and completing internships throughout their high school years. The program is designed to improve students' analytic and public speaking skills and enhance their ability to succeed in college.

Victoria Streitfeld
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