School to Career Pipeline
In our school-to-career pipeline from 4th to 8th grade we will mentor and expose our youth to discover who they are, to learn their likes and dislikes, and to the endless possibilities of who they can become. From 9th to 12th grade, we will help our youth get working experience from jobs and internships in the fields that interest them. This experience will allow our youth to hone their skills and prepare for their next steps after high school. We want to create a network with local business owners and employers to make this happen.
IF YOU CAN SEE IT, YOU CAN BE IT! We don’t seek to tell young men about who they can be, we show them knowing the motivation, insight, and self-discovery that takes place in a new environment cannot be replicated.
We want to show them the endless possibilities of who they can become. Most Black boys start out believing they are the “chosen one,” that they can do the impossible. They dream of making it to the NFL or the NBA.
But they need the space to see other, diverse possibilities for themselves. Black boys shouldn’t have to feel that being good at sports is the only way to be cool or to be valued by the world. We aim to give our youth something positive to look forward to. Exposure Trips grant them the opportunity to be introduced to people, places, and things that they would not normally have access to. Helping our youth explore interest and find hope in their future.