Our teens are special. All of them have launched and tested one or more business ideas for social good. They bring entrepreneurial and business training and experience, plus skills in customer service, professionalism, accountability, collaboration, and teamwork.
My intern was reliable, observant, open-minded, and a quick learner. She was well-grounded and focused on the goals of the internship. CEOs of Tomorrow did a great job connecting us and from my conversations with my intern, the program gave her a good foundation in what to expect and how to add value to a business.
Of the various internship programs we’ve worked with CEOs of Tomorrow has been the best, even with the younger than normal interns. We already have programs in place to identify and train interns on the skills they will need to work with us and provide the opportunity to use those newly developed skills, and the intern was more responsive to both the training and the opportunity.
I actually enjoyed sharing my experiences with my intern, I showed him what and what not to do and how to save money! I pushed him at networking events, he was nervous but he did it. I even gave him many pointers on how to start conversations with random people. I had a great time, I felt like the intern was my own child and I wanted them to succeed!
We are always looking for ways to encourage and empower young women to be strong leaders. Having an intern through CEOs of Tomorrow provides this opportunity. The things that we had our intern work on this summer are all items that would have taken time away from my other work, so having someone I can trust to do the work and work with me to find best solutions makes everyone’s job easier and more beneficial for the organization and for the community.
When you participate in our internship program, you provide the opportunity for a teen to develop skills, make connections, strengthen their resume, and experience entrepreneurship first-hand. Here are five other reasons why you should consider joining the program.
Working at the Spark building this summer was amazing. I was exposed to all sorts of different start-up companies, from IT-focused app designers to lab grown diamond companies. I think this opened up my eyes to the possibility of starting my own business at a small scale.
My time at Hope & A Future was definitely a perspective-changing internship. Although I was there to learn and help with business aspects, I broadened my outlook on how the world and generations interact. Not only did I learn so much about the reality of business, but I saw firsthand the social change in intergenerational work.
We can offer customized These Teens Mean Busine$$ programming to community organizations and schools looking to launch youth-run businesses within their facilities. Get in touch to learn more or download the information packet below.