WILL YOU BE READY?

Technology has revolutionized the way people do their jobs. Instead of long careers with one or two employers, many workers are patching together a series of one-time jobs (gigs) to earn the annual income they need. Gigs can be single-day tasks, involve long- or short-term contracts, or be random freelance work.

Futurists tell us that permanent jobs will be the exception rather than the norm. Even individuals in permanent jobs may need to ‘job hop’ to achieve the title and salary they want in today’s flattened management structures.

To succeed, today’s students (YOU!) will need skills that will be very different from those their parents have. Today’s students will need to know how to market skills to potential employers on a regular basis. You will have to rise above the worldwide competition for available job opportunities.

In fact, what you may have to do is create your own jobs and become a ‘Rainmaker.’

In the world of work, Rainmakers are influential employees who make things happen with limited resources and often against overwhelming odds.

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FACT 1
More than one in three Americans worked in the Gig Economy during the past year.

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FACT 2
Workforce disruptions create challenges ‘the prepared’ will see as opportunities.

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FACT 3
Colleges and employers alike value students who serve internships in high school.

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FACT 4
In addition to hard and soft skills, workers will need search skills to remain employed.

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FACT 5
Success in an academic or vocational field will continue to be a requirement for most employment.

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FACT 6
About 85% of jobs are secured through personal networking and referrals.

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WE MAKE RAINMAKERS!

High school students can begin their journey to Rainmaker status AND earn money in the Gig Economy by the end of high school and through college or trade school with our targeted training and mentoring.

The skills that make Rainmakers so effective can be learned in our Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP), which prepares high school juniors and seniors for tomorrow’s workforce and for entry into the Gig Economy NOW, where they (YOU!) can achieve income/college/career goals.

We don’t wait until high school to tell students what they need to be successful in work — we aim to be a small but insistent voice for work readiness starting in eighth grade with The First Rung. We continue through the first two years of high school with our Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative

We complete our work in junior and senior year with RIIP.

Ask your school administrators — or have your parents ask them — to introduce our program right away so you can learn how to make it rain!

Your Success. Your Internship. Your Future.

SCHOOL DAY
activities

Academic learning is key, so we minimize impact on the school day. We need only 90 minutes of class time in sophomore and again in junior year. Other activities are offered as integrated curriculum or distance-learning experiences that students can fit into their busy schedules after-school and on weekends.*
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AFTER HOURS
activities

Students prepare for their internships through a variety of live team-based competitions. Online learning opportunities include Mentor teleconferences (offered as ‘live’ after-school or weekend events and as recorded sessions for students who cannot join the live experience), curated podcasts, and website activities.*
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MAXIMIZING
time

We maximize student time by simulating tomorrow’s ‘gig’ workplace. We emphasize the academic and marketing skills they need to get a job. Our internships are remote and only two weeks long. Thus prepared, students can join the Gig Economy, where they can seek and secure employment before and/or after they leave school.*
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VOLUNTEER
involvement

Our volunteers are experienced business people or college officials who enjoy the dynamic of a ‘virtual classroom’ where many students feed the conversation and share perspectives. Group sessions help students learn more and understand that each has the same concerns as others with the same level of preparation.*
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FRIENDS
forever

All students on a class team can get an ‘A’ because they are judged against a set standard. In business, only one person gets the promotion or the raise. Our participants can work with friends, but competition within and between teams mimic that in business and may change the nature of current or future relationships.*
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*To participate in any part of our high school or college program of work, participating students will need a smart phone or a tablet that has, at a minimum, access to email and video streaming. Most activities do not require a computer but when and if necessary, students can use their own, or access one in a school or local library. Our eighth grade program is designed to be delivered in school under the guidance of classroom teachers and none of the activities requires technology use outside the classroom.

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We Offer Learning That Can Help Increase Your Earning

Our internships are not ‘given’ to anyone. 
Our internships must be earned.

If you secure and do well in an internship, you will stand out from the crowd in the competition for available college placements and employment opportunities.

But we don’t put our name behind just anyone.

Our internships are awarded to young adults whom we know are ready for the challenges associated with securing and succeeding in an internship because they have completed our Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP).

These teens have proven their abilities by securing and serving a successful internship.

If you are a high school junior or senior, or a first-year college student, you can prepare to secure YOUR internship by completing the challenging program embedded in our RIPP. You will have fun in the process and will have the opportunity to make life-long professional contacts.

Younger high school students (sophomores and freshmen) can better prepare for the challenges they will face as upperclassmen and as future Rainmakers by embracing our Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative. As a Stormy Wannabee, students learn more about the world after high school with our G.R.I.T. curriculum. We will also tell you what G.R.I.T. is and why it is so important.

We start even earlier with our grade eight curriculum:
The First Rung. No matter how high the climb, it always starts with the first rung. And that’s where we’ll start with our students so they (YOU!) don’t miss any chance at future success.

The First Rung program aims to ensure that eighth graders know how important academic achievement is and why they need to start developing appropriate soft skills as soon as possible.

Why Should the Adults You Know Advocate for a Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP) in Your School District? 

Teachers and
Principals
Parents and
Guardians
College
Professors
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Community
Leaders

Adults need to know that you will require more training and preparation to be successful in the workplace than any generation before you.

Do you know an adult who is dedicated to the success of high school students?

Perhaps you know a special teacher or principal, or parents who participate in your school’s PTA. Or maybe you have relatives that might be business leaders or other adults who are deeply committed to your community. Have them speak with your high school leadership (principals or superintendents) about adopting our programs in your school.

For more information, encourage them to click on the link below.
They can also send us an
 
Email or call us at:1215-804-8912

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Help Our Teens Go from Good to GREAT!

Give Them the Advantage of Your Wisdom

Help young adults understand what the world will expect from them.

Help shape what young people should expect from the world.

Too often, the transition from high school to college, or from high school or college to the world of work, is made more difficult if expectations are unrealistic.

Futurists are projecting that more than any other time in our industrialized history, a greater number of jobs will become obsolete faster than we can predict. Jobs that will be available will require more preparation than ever before.

Incoming workers – students who are still in school today – must be better educated and MORE resilient, not less so.

Yet some studies suggest that the reverse is true … students in school today have not been given the chance to learn how to be tenacious, to persevere, to overcome obstacles without complaint. In short, these future workers may lack ‘grit.’

We need adults who are strong leaders who can help us work to build a generation that will have the backbone it will take to take over our world.

Four Ways to Get Involved

Mentor

Mentor our young adults. Help them become Rainmakers. Never leave your home or office.
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Motivate

Motivate teens as a compensated Site Director for a Rainmakers Club in your area.
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Manage

Supervise a teen through a two-week, unpaid, off-site internship benefiting your business.
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Maintain

Maintain the operations of a Rainmakers Club with a financial contribution.
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Disclaimer: Alignment with the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act
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