To apply to the online Gen-Z Career Pathways Program, you must be currently in high school. You must maintain GPA of 3.0+. As part of your application, you must provide official transcripts, and a current resume, and an essay. 

For an essay submission, describe a facet of your identity, background or story that is essential to who you are.


 

The online Gen-Z Career Pathways Program from I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation equips the next generation of leaders with the tools needed to cultivate consequential, successful careers. 

 

This FREE Career and College Preparation Classes empowers high-school teens in grades 10 - 12 and unlocks their inner potential.

This program connects under-resourced minority youth with free resources to set them up for future success.I 'RAISE hopes to continually provide free classes, and educational resources.

The online Gen-Z Career Pathways Program is a versatile program that prepares high school students to be successful in their careers of interest, regardless of their business environments - from corporate to non profit to small business. 

Students explore top careers through virtual curriculum-based introductory college-style courses taught by experienced professionals. Students study alongside like-minded peers while receiving an undergraduate college experience. In the second part of the program, students experience free job readiness training to prepare them for paid internships and jobs. Students are also connected with a mentor for free.

  • Complete in 24 months 

  • Study during four quarters per year (follows the college format)

  • No background experience required

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Be equipped with tools, knowledges, and skills to pursue variety of careers they are passionate about.

  • Students will know how to navigate current career trends

  • Access college-style curriculums and resources.

  • Understand job interview best practices and techniques.

  • Build work and school portfolios.

  • Match with a mentor who will check-in weekly and provide support.

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FREE ONLINE GEN Z CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAM
 
Building a strong foundation for youth of color for
career growth and college success

ADMISSION

APPLICATION DEADLINE(S)

October 15, 2022 - Deadline Extended

 


 

Students explore top careers through virtual curriculum-based introductory college-style courses taught by experienced professionals. Students study alongside like-minded peers while receiving an undergraduate college experience. In the second part of the program, students experience free job readiness training to prepare them for paid internships and jobs. Students are also connected with a mentor for free.

This program is free, and it is virtual which provides the students with schedule flexibility.

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WHY CHOOSE GEN-Z CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAM?

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

OUR CURRICULUM

ONLINE GEN-Z CAREER PATHWAYS CURRICULUM

IntroductioN

to Law

Teens learn about the U.S. legal system, civil procedure, contracts and torts, and how to prepare for law school. 

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Introduction to INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of computer concepts and essential skills necessary for work and communication in today's society. Students will learn about safety, security, and ethical issues in computing and social networking.

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Introduction to 

political science

Teens learn about basic principles of political science by combining a historical study of the discipline's greatest thinkers with an analysis of contemporary issues.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY

Participants will brainstorm and develop their own business concept and learn all aspects of starting and operating a business. Students will be developing a business canvas model and testing that model. Also, they will learn concepts in marketing, SWOT analysis and pitching to investors. 

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Introduction

to Medical science

Teens learn about public health, pharmaceuticals, laboratory tech, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.

SAMPLE COURSE SCHEDULE

 

You can complete the online Gen-Z Career Pathways Program in eight terms over the course of 24 months. Each course includes one weekly live class which take place on weekdays at either the afterschool time or after the afterschool time. 

Our terms are Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter. 

Sample Eight-Term, 24-Month Schedule - Coming Soon

COURSES

 

  • Introduction to Sports Management

  • Introduction to Information Technology

  • Introduction to Medical Science

  • Introduction to Law

  • Entrepreneurship Academy


 

The online Gen-Z Career Pathway Program is taught by accomplished and profession volunteers with experience in fields such as Medical Science, Sports Management, IT, Medical Science, Law, and Entrepreneurship. 

INSTRUCTORS

FEATURED INSTRUCTOR VOLUNTEERS

SAWYER LIKE, Law Instructor Volunteer

ROBERT ROMANO, Sports Management Instructor Volunteer

MARICHELLE RENEE PITA, Medical Science Instructor Volunteer(co-teaching)

NOUR RADI, Medical Science Instructor Volunteer (co-teaching)

JEFF CONSTANTINEAU, Entrepreneurship Instructor Volunteer

KSHITIJA PATEL, Entrepreneurship Assistant Instructor Volunteer

JOE REHDER, Academic Advisor Committee Volunteer for Sports Management Course

By offering quality curriculum content combined with the convenience of online learning, we are broadening the I'RAISE community and creating the kind of business leaders the world most needs today and in the future. You can benefit from the resources the I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation has to offer through highly interactive live online class!

 

As a student of the online Gen-Z Career Pathways Program, you will benefit from the following features:

  • Online Google Classroom Dashboard: Access upcoming assignments, live classes, grades, directories, etc. 

  • Weekly Live Classes: Attend college seminar-style online classes hosted on the Zoom HD platform where you can directly interact with the I'RAISE Instructor Volunteers, collaborate with classmates in break-out rooms, and participate using real-time presentation and annotation tools.

  • Student Support: Receive support from the I'RAISE Administrative team, Program Manager, Instructor volunteers. 

  • Job readiness training

  • Career Readiness Kit 

  • Mentoring Sessions

  • Building resumes, portfolios, and gaining interview skills

THE ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Past Instructor Volunteers

SOFIA RINVIL, ZACH ANDERSON, CHELSEA SELMAN, STEVEN WEISS, KATIE WENDLE, SHARIKA ARA