Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program Aligned Activity:
We Serve All Students
Our Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP) targets all students because virtually every teen sitting in classrooms today will become tomorrow’s workers. Thus, all students in schools that have adopted and are supporting our RIPP are welcome to participate.
In grade 8, students begin to build an understanding of what the world will expect from them through our First Rung classroom presentations and homework assignments, both aligned with academic standards.
In grades 9 and 10, students move into our Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative and have access to our G.R.I.T. curriculum, which includes an exciting, live, capstone exercise delivered by individuals trained by The Internship Depot in which all sophomores participate.
In grades 11 and 12, students begin the bulk of the work they will do to get ready to survive, and then succeed, in traditional or gig employment. They ‘officially’ become Rainmakers Candidates and learn and practice the skills and behaviors they need to be ready to join the Gig Economy before they graduate and where they can earn money for college, industry training, and other expenses.