Tonight, when the Lions of Saint Martin de Porres visit the Trinity Trojans the two teams will be playing for more than just a win. The two schools have signed on to play an annual boys basketball game with the victor taking home the “Workforce Cup”.
Both Cleveland area high schools are well-known for their unique and transformational job programs that give each student real world work experience. Combined with the college preparatory education at both schools, students graduate both college prepared and career ready. Since 2009, Trinity High School’s Pre-Professional Internship Program has placed over 800 students in professional internships at various partner organizations all over the Cleveland area. Founded in 2003, Saint Martin de Porres High School, a member of the Cristo Rey Network, provides all students with real-world professional work experience and career exposure through their Corporate Work Study Program. Students at both schools are building a network of professional relationships with mentors who become a significant part of the teaching communities while funding a portion of their tuition. To learn more or get involved, just click Trinity High School’s Pre-Professional Internship page and Saint Martin’s Corporate Work Study page on their websites.
The “Workforce Cup” signifies how both schools are changing the workplace in Cleveland, while providing students the opportunity for successful careers beyond their educational journey. “Our coaches and players are excited to take on the Lions,” said Trinity Head Coach Dan Urban. “Coach Schneider does a great job with his young men while helping them strive for incredible opportunities off the basketball court.” Coach Schneider added, “To play at Trinity has always been special for our team, and to add a game each year that highlights what makes both schools so unique and extraordinary is great.”
What: Boys Basketball, Saint Martin de Porres at Trinity High School
When: Thursday, February 4, 7:00 PM
Where: Godlewski Gym, Trinity High School
What’s At Stake? The “Workforce Cup”