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  • Khalfani Myrick

    This is a great opportunity. I am a Program Coordinator at a similar organization, Genesys Works (www.genesysworks.org), that provides high school students with year long internships in Houston, Bay Area, Twin Cities, and Chicago. Connect with us. We may have some ideas to help you expand your efforts.

  • Khalfani Myrick

    This is an amazing opportunity. I work for a similar organization, Genesys Works, that provides high school students in Chicago, Bay Area, Houston, and Minneapolis/St. Paul with year-long internships. I've seen first hand what providing an opportunity like this can do for the confidence of a kid. They grow in so many ways and believe that they can make their dreams come true.

    Connect with us! We may have some ideas that can help you. www.genesysworks.org

  • Lisa Helminiak

    This sounds like a fantastic opportunity for the Pathfinder Fellows. I want to make you aware of a program, Step-Up, that has been in place for 10 year funded by the City of Minneapolis and run by AchieveMpls, a non-profit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools. Connecting with them might give you some ideas on how to scale your efforts.

    "One of the country's top youth employment programs, STEP-UP Achieve places 800 young people (ages 16-21) each year in paid internships with 150 top Twin Cities companies, nonprofits and public agencies, providing work readiness training, on-the-job experience, professional connections and ongoing support." To learn more go to....http://www.achievempls.org/stepupachieve.

    Hope this helps give you some ideas.

    • Liz Dwyer

      It's really amazing that in a time of such massive budget cuts that Minneapolis didn't decide to give this program the chop. Good for them.

  • Anna Liza Dela Cruz

    Sounds like a great program to inspire the hearts and minds of our youth. Opportunities like these really do make a difference and promote a sense of well-being, confidence, and interconnectedness. I would love to help out in any way that I can.

  • dileep

    Good Work! Foster the Youth and Let the Future be Bright!

  • ylembo

    This is REALLY good!

  • Marchela Iahdjian

    An amazing program and a great opportunity for growth! I'm happy for all the Fellows who will experience it.

  • Danielle Knott

    Very inspired by this! Actually-- I'm studying mentorship/tutoring programs like this because I'm interested in starting one myself, but based in Portland, OR. This is fantastic!

    • Cameron Schuster

      I will be happy to share any advice, information, experiences with you so that your program can be a success, thanks for reading!

  • Briana Myricks

    Love it! Looking forward to hearing from them and would love to help out somehow.

  • Liz_lowe

    This is really exciting- a great learning experience for all involved!

  • janbrough

    How can this be anything but GOOD !

  • pjmarshall

    Phil Collins said "In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” In my experience, good mentoring goes both ways. Great program. Very exciting.

  • Shári G. Lynch

    This group is an inspiration to us all and I feel honored to share an office with them this week.

  • Mindy Nguyen

    Amazing opportunity! As much as they'll be learning from this program, there's lots for us to learn from them as well.

    • Chris Marshall

      For every assumption you have about youth who come from juvi, from south central, from foster care - these Fellows will show you 10 reasons why those thoughts are not only naive but are a contributing factor in preventing true change in their neighborhoods and livelihoods.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Love that these fellows are here. Really inspirational. Excited to be a part of their learning process!