Ninth and Tenth Graders Gain a Big Advantage with …
The Stormy Wannabees Initiative

Students have a lot of aspirations for their futures. Some might Wannabee¬† …. lawyers, nurses, welders, teachers, police officers, teachers, carpenters, nurses, sculptors, or a (fill in the blank). Our program is designed to help ninth and tenth graders achieve those dreams with the critically important messages about how to succeed in school, career, and life through our Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative.

Our program gives participating students an big advantage: they get to learn more about what the world of work will expect of them from our customized curriculum and practice the skills they will use as employed adults in our challenging but fun program activities.

In our Wannabees program, students will learn to create sparks every day … sparks that can propel them along their life trajectory.

If students in their freshmen or sophomore years do the work they need to do as a Wannabee, they will be better equipped to successfully compete for a Rainmakers Internship in senior year. Research shows that students who successfully serve a high school internship have a far better chance of securing full-time employment as young adults.

Our participating students will be able to access teleconferences with business people and college admissions officials that will help explain what needs to be accomplished in high school in order to be successful. Regardless of the career choices any student will select someday, he or she needs focus on academics now. But in addition, students need to learn more — a lot more— about what the world will expect from them — and it’s probably more than they expect.

Participating students will get the Advantage they need to better prepare for their futures — which includes the last two years in high school, ongoing education after high school, and their lives as working adults.

As students in eighth grade graduate and move up to high schools that are participating in The Internship Depot programs, they will be invited to join the Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative, which helps high school freshmen and sophomores take a turn for the ‘real’ with more intense curriculum and various demanding but fun and exciting simulation games and a wide variety of activities. These various ventures will help participating students understand the competitive nature of both the college admissions and the employment processes.¬†Students who do the work as a Wannabee will be better equipped to successfully compete for a Rainmakers Internship in senior year.

Research shows that students who successfully serve a high school internship have a far better chance of being offered an internship in college and, subsequently, a greater chance at securing full-time employment as young adults. Employers want people who can hit the ground running.

Yet without a challenging internship opportunity, young adults will never get the knowledge and experience employers want. That’s why The Internship Depot created a series of programs that prepare students to do the running.

Our efforts start in Grade 8 and continue through senior year in high school. Our programs are filled with activities that simulate the kinds of demands, responsibilities, and interactions students will have in the business world. All of this preparation and training will help students secure and succeed in an internship in high school and prepare them for the adult world of work. Students will learn that the business world is an exciting, demanding place where they can fully unfurl the skills acquired in school.

With the big slice of the real world our Rainmakers Candidates get in our programs, they will be able to take their first step into the Gig Economy and get the competitive edge they need to rise above the competition.

Students will be participating in a wide range of activities, including teleconferences with business people and college admissions officials that will help explain what needs to be accomplished in high school in order to be successful. Regardless of the career choices any student will select someday, he or she needs focus on academics now. But in addition, students need to learn more — a lot more— about what the world will expect from you — and it’s probably more than you expect.

Our electronic curriculum modules are uniquely informative and our life/work relevant program activities are eye-opening, exciting, and fun. Together our curriculum and program activities present participating students with the opportunity to practice the skills they will need for the rest of their lives.


Use These Links to Access Information About Our Wannabees Initiative:

Welcome Underclassmen/women – Make the Most of Your First Two Years in High School.

See How We Focus on Freshmen.

Learn How We Secure Sophomore Success.


Use These Links to Take a Broader Look at Our Offerings:

Find Out How Our Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative Fits into Our Sequence of Activities Across Grades and Programs.

We Give You What Colleges Want.

Look Ahead to Our Programs for High School Juniors and Seniors.