Advancing Youth Leadership and Job Access
Teens ages 13-18 gain on-the-job training and build leadership skills while earning a stipend. The project is designed to build employment equity.
Over the course of the academic year, teens write and edit their resumes, practice interview skills, investigate individual career interests with guest speakers, and choose job placements at partner neighborhood businesses. A diverse team of adult volunteer mentors offers financial literacy, goal-setting, and social-emotional learning support. Building leadership skills is central to the Project RISE experience. In collaboration with their teammates, the teens identify a social justice or community engagement project to be completed over the course of the year that will make a difference in their communities. The teens in Project RISE engage in first-time experiences through field trips and youth-led activities.
Raising funds for: 34th Annual Family Matters Walk-a-Thon