Welcome Underclassmen/women!

Make the Most of Your First Two Years in High School with Our Wannabees Program!

The workplace has always been a place in which change happens on a regular basis. Today, however, thanks to technology, even the rate of change has greatly increased, and it ‘s not going to slow down and wait for anyone. Students in school today (that might be YOU!) will need to learn more than any other generation had to learn to prepare for their futures. The sooner students begin looking that far ahead, the better their chances of success.

As a result of all these external pressures, the first two years of high school are more critical than ever. These years provide students with the opportunity to get the academic foundation necessary to succeed in the last two years of high school, and education after high school or in the world of work.

But there’s more – a lot more – that students need to learn about things the world will expect from them. So we developed the Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative to give students the Advantage they need to better prepare them for their futures. This program is designed to fit seamlessly between our eighth grade program (The First Rung) and our program for high school juniors and seniors (The Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program).

Our messages help ensure students use their high school years to build the academic content that will become the knowledge base they will need to get a job, and we alert them to the need to develop various character traits that will help ensure they keep the job they get.

The Internship Depot offers students the opportunity to prepare for the world of work with our customized curriculum and with fun and rewarding activities. We know how busy many students are — most have a set of wide-ranging commitments they must meet. But all students can fit our program into the small spaces in they have in their lives that might qualify as ‘free time.’

We deliberately designed all of The Internship Depot messages and activities so that they span five years (grades eight to twelve). We’ve stretched everything students need to learn over those five years so they can find small pieces of time to learn what they need to know and practice what they have learned.

We are here to offer students the opportunity to learn what they need to know and do to improve the rest of their lives and to get ‘a leg-up’ on the competition for college placements and available jobs.

Getting through our program and succeed in school also helps them build grit (tenacity, perseverance, doggedness) — which not so coincidentally, is the trait employers want the most. That’s no small task, and we do it by working with students to secure and serve a business internship before they leave high school. Succeeding in one of our internships greatly increases a student’s competitive edge and upgrades his or her chances of getting into (and graduating from) college and getting the job they want.

See how we ensure that students participating in our programs have the best opportunity for success!

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