Chunks of Available Time
We designed our three programs (The First Rung, The Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative, and The Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program) to work around the demands that students have on their time in school. We believe students’ most important job is to take challenging courses and get the best grades they can, so we are committed to moderating our demands. We carefully coordinate our activities so they fit into students’ schedules and give a wide margin around mandatory state test dates.
Many of our program activities can be done after school or on weekends — some activities require students work alone and in some activities work in teams, but we always allocate more than enough time to get our activities completed.
Many of the programs we offer to high school students who are in junior or senior year are all online (podcasts, teleconferences, webinars). We record our teleconferences and webinars so that if students miss the live event, they can hear the recording on our website.
Finally, no student approaches an employer to secure an internship before the end of senior year in high school when they have completed our training and as they turn 18 years-of-age.
Then students have nine months to make the internship happen and earn their way into The Rainmakers Club.