On Tuesday, February 21, Lennox Hyman, a Senior Highway Designer in our Philadelphia office, spoke at the Liguori Academy, a private, independent high school in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The school opened last September and uses a comprehensive program of individualized instruction, academic remediation, behavioral support, and a rigorous job-based career component model, serving the community’s most disengaged, underperforming high school students to prepare them for graduation and future employment.
Public Involvement Specialist Fran O’Brien and Communications Coordinator Shannon Donohoe, also of our Philadelphia office, volunteer at the academy, and because the school is ready to begin a STEM lab, Lennox was invited to speak about the field of engineering and what it takes to be an engineer. He shared his personal journey, which began in Jamaica and was followed by a move to the U.S. at just 14 years old. Speaking little English at the time, Lennox excelled at math and science, eventually pursuing a career in civil engineering with the support of his mentors.