For the second consecutive year, students from J. Frank Dobie Middle School visited the TyRex facilities as part of the “CEO For A Day” program, which runs in connection with the Restore Rundberg Project. A total of 39 students in grades 6-8, more students than ever before, participated in this year’s program overall. Eight of those students – Jesus, Josue, Joel, Luis, Johan, Yoana, Theylin & Fernanda – were hosted by a TyRex company. TyRex’s John Bosch, Jr. and Andrew Cooper participated again this year, along with iRex President Matt Ache and RecognizeGood Executive Director Joel Coffman. The students got to take a tour through the different TyRex facilities and find out more about each company, but more importantly got to talk with business leaders about the importance of company culture, entrepreneurship and what it takes to run an entity like TyRex.
The intention of the CEO For A Day program, created by local business leader Michael De La Fuente, is to show students that making positive life choices leads to success in school and helps them achieve their goals in life. To drive this lesson home, each student wrote down five of their top goals and worked with their executive host to develop a list of necessary steps to accomplish each goal.
TyRex is proud to participate in this incredible program, helping give students a reason to learn, build their self-confidence and inspire their achievement.
Other companies participating in this year’s “CEO For A Day” program include Kell Simon Law, Meals on Wheels, Coalition of Texans w/Disabilities, Easy Pools, the Samaritan Center, Humm Systems, TicketCity, the Bommarito Group, First Crush Tastings, Goodwill of Central Texas, Yellow Cab of Austin, Balisteri Consulting, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, Shelton Interactive, Univision, and Southwest Key Programs.