Mid Penn Bank President & CEO Rory Ritrievi Shares Career Advice with High School Students in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region’s Workforce Development Mentoring Program

Posted on Mar 7th, 2024


Rory Ritrievi, Mid Penn Bank President & CEO, addresses high school students in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region’s (BBBSCR) workforce development mentoring program, Beyond School Walls.

For the second year in a row Ritrievi visited and spoke with Susquehanna Township High School students in BBBSCR’s Beyond School Walls program. He shared his professional journey, provided financial literacy resources, and learned about the students’ career interests.

“I look forward every year to speaking to the students in the Beyond School Walls program and answering their questions,” Ritrievi said. “My hope is that in sharing my story with them that they feel empowered to own their stories and pursue their dreams.”

Students met with their mentors at Mid Penn Bank on Thursday for their usual bi-monthly Beyond School Walls session. The program matches high school students with corporate mentors, providing youth with an introduction to the world of work and building a foundation for future success.

Sessions are facilitated by BBBSCR’s Director of Workforce Development. Each Beyond School Walls program is tailored to the educational and growth needs of the youth and draws on the partner company’s workplace environment and industry knowledge.

“By partnering with companies and professionally supporting the one-to-one match relationships, we are helping youth graduate high school and become enrolled, enlisted, and employed,” says Amanda Dunn, BBBSCR VP of Programs. “Through our sessions, students develop career-essential soft skills, learn how to build professional relationships and explore career interests.”

The students (in grades 10-12) work with their mentors, session presenters and BBBSCR staff to develop a plan for post high school graduation.

“We want to provide our students with a foundation for success,” says Dunn. “And thanks to Mid Penn Bank and our mentors, they have the opportunity to prepare both professionally and personally for their upcoming graduation and the months and years that follow.”

For more information about the Beyond School Walls program and individual and corporate volunteer opportunities, visit CAPBIGS.ORG.


About Mid Penn Bank

Mid Penn Bank, headquartered in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, has been serving the community since 1868. The Bank operates 49 retail locations throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and central New Jersey, and has total assets of approximately $5 billion. Mid Penn offers a comprehensive portfolio of financial products and services to meet the banking needs of the communities it serves. To learn more, please visit www.midpennbank.com.


About Big Brothers Big Sisters                                   

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. For over 40 years, BBBSCR has kept its promise by expertly crafting and maintaining compatible mentoring matches between Littles (at-risk youth) and Bigs (mature volunteers) in the Capital Region. Our commitment includes using evidence-based best practices to achieve personalized outcomes and supporting matches throughout their life (one to ten years). Contributions in all forms are vital to fulfilling the agency’s mission. BBBSCR is a 501(c)(3) charity, registered with the PA Bureau of Charities, and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. For more information, visit the BBBSCR website at www.capbigs.org.