Programs we Admire
Where does talentDreams fit in?
We share the belief that having access to mentors can make a huge difference in the lives and development of our youth.
So how is TalentDreams different?TalentDreams is a lightweight program that youth and young adults from the ages of 15-22 can join. We are ideally positioned to serve this significant market population, in a broad-reaching and inclusive way. Our goal is to make mentorship and leadership resources easily accessible to anyone from that age range. Long-term, we want to help educate, challenge, inspire, and support the youth of our community.
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Pervasive poverty means that even working parents struggle to pay our modest school fees. We are always looking for sponsorships to make up for the shortfall. Our goal is to enable the next generation to reach their full potential, and we can use all the help we can get!
We provide the structure for individualized success.Success looks different for everyone. No one destination fits all, so why would one path fit all? At Step Up, we help girls achieve their unique visions of success. We create safe, brave spaces for girls to connect, learn, and grow alongside supportive mentors (and each other).
The space for inspiring connections.Step Up provides free mentorship programs in person, online, and on-demand that concentrate on supporting each teen along their journey.
With structured programs, focused support, and inspiring connections, we’ve established a multi-generational community that shares the resources and relationships needed for individual and collective success.
Step Up’s ImpactThrough Step Up, girls experience more than just mentorship. They'll find community, feel empowered to expand their horizons, and develop the skills they need to navigate life’s path with confidence.
Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives. Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), who can enroll from 5 through 14 in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
MissionCreate and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
VisionAll youth achieve their full potential.
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
We believe that every young adult has potential and deserves opportunity and economic justice. Year Up is committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions are left disconnected from the economic mainstream. These inequities only further perpetuate the Opportunity Divide that exists in our country—a divide that Year Up is determined and positioned to close.
Our Impact StrategyIn addition to driving impact through direct service and strategic partnerships with employers, talent providers, and policymakers, Year Up is committed to addressing the root causes of the Opportunity Divide in this country and creating pathways to opportunity at broad scale. Helping to power the opportunity movement and make this work possible are two essential partnerships with Grads of Life and YUPRO.
This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish. It inspires us to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
This is our mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
MissionGoodwill works to enhance people’s dignity and quality of life by strengthening their communities, eliminating their barriers to opportunity, and helping them reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.
PROGRAMThis will be the most fun you’ve ever had at school. We promise. We also promise that it will be one of the most challenging experiences of your life. You will create real apps that real users can experience. You will learn why your story makes you the leader we need. You will earn a position as a salaried software engineer. We can’t wait for you to get started. BUILD THE SKILLSWe harness your natural curiosity, transform it into technical expertise, and empower you to adapt that knowledge to any new problem. So you’ll not only learn to build full stack web applications, but also learn to think like a software engineer. BUILD YOURSELFWe take our leadership and personal development curriculum just as seriously as we take our code. From day one, we help you build upon your strengths, grow from your weaknesses, establish your goals and values, understand your leadership style, own your expertise, step into wealth, and develop a cache of resilience to back it all up. COACHINGJust like any other coach in your life, you will set goals together and your coach will help you reach them. Whether you're paralyzed with anxiety when talking on the phone, struggling with your confidence, or need to talk to your family about your financial expectations for yourself—this is where we’ve got your back. MENTORSHIPYou’ll be matched with a mentor and catch up with them about once a month over coffee, lunch, or a visit to their office. They’ll help you practice for interviews, give you feedback on your assignments, take you out to lunch in their company cafeteria, and introduce you to their friends because, you know…networking. LEADERSHIP SEMINARYou’ll read books about race, class, gender, and politics. You'll debate solutions to your communities most pressing problems. You’ll learn about your personal values and how they shape your leadership style, and you’ll gain valuable professional skills like how to write effective resumes, negotiate a salary, and create a budget that aligns with your financial goals. It’s a lot, we know. But we have all year! THINK BIGWe aim to place you in a career that pays at least $70,000 per year as soon as you graduate, and we provide the tools, resources, and networks you need to create the world you want to live in.