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Generation Z
Career Pathways Program

FREE Career and College Preparation Program that empowers high-school teens in grades 10 - 12 and unlocks their inner potentials.

In this free, virtual program, students explore top careers through virtual curriculum-based introductory college courses taught by experienced professionals. Students study alongside like-minded peers while receiving an undergraduate college experience. 

Career Courses that students can choose from:

  • Introduction to Sports Management

  • Introduction to Social Service

  • Introduction to Information Technology

  • Introduction to Medical Science

  • Introduction to Law

  • Introduction to Political Science

  • Entrepreneurship Academy

Also included in the program: 

  • Job readiness training

  • Building resumes, portfolios, and gaining interview skills

 

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Be able to pursue a variety of skills and find careers they are passionate about.

  • Access college-level 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.

Location: New York City. Virtual Classes available. 

Admission Requirement:

  • Currently in High School
  • Maintain 3.0 + GPA 
  • Transcripts required 
  • Essay Submission - Describe a facet of your identity, background or story that is essential to who you are

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 5th, 2022

COLLEGE PROGRAM START DATE: Monday, September 26th, 2022

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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.

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Generation Z Career Pathways Program

Instructor Opportunity

We are looking for professional volunteers who would like to share their knowledge, experience and expertise to High School Students enrolled in our Gen Z Career Pathways Program. 

 

Expected volunteer start date: September 1st, 2022 

Volunteer roles available: 

  • Entrepreneurship Instructor

  • Medical Science Instructor

  • Sports Management Instructor

  • Political Science Instructor

  • Social Service Instructor

  • Law Instructor 

Gen Z Career Pathways Instructors
(current & former)

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SOFIA RINVIL Law Instructor 

Sofia Rinvil's commitment to justice and human rights was inspired by her experiences growing up, which sparked a passion for business, law, and policy. Sofia is a leader, advocate, entrepreneur, mentor, and philanthropist who has supported and bettered marginalized individuals' lives. She has brokered partnerships between microenterprise, elite law firms, and community partners at a nonprofit pro bono civil legal services provider to impact small business owners and low-income residents of New York City. 
 

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CHELSEA SELMAN, Law Assistant Instructor 
 

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STEVEN WEISS, Entrepreneurship Instructor 
 

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KATIE WENDLE, Law Instructor 

 

Katie was an I'RAISE Law Instructor who earned her Juris Doctor Degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 2014. She has been a litigator since then with a focus on commercial litigation. Her practice also encompasses personal injury, product liability, employment, and ERISA/pension law. She has previously volunteered with numerous organizations focused on the welfare of children, including developing an Art Program at the Abbott House in Irvington, New York for children designated "unaccompanied minors" by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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ZACH ANDERSON, Law Instructor 

 

Zach was an I'RAISE Law Instructor, is an associate attorney in the Structured Finance department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.  He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2017 and has lived in New York since.  He has spent time working for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees and for a non-profit immigration law project in Portland, Maine.  He is originally from Denver, Colorado.

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SHARIKA ARAMedical Science Instructor 

Sharika is Pharm.D. She is currently an Allied Health instructor for a Higher Education Institute and was a Medical Science Instructor for I’RAISE. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and doctoral in pharmacy from the University of Southern California. Her career began primarily as a pharmacist in the retail healthcare setting. Her focus shifted from the practice of pharmacy to education in healthcare in 2013. She felt passionate about teaching since elementary school, primarily because of the beautifully scented stickers that she received from her teachers. As she got older, however, she began to appreciate the differences that teachers make in the lives of students. A school may label teachers and students, with the expectation that students learn from teachers, but she truly believes that learning goes both ways. Teachers can learn a lot from their students, which is something that she continues to appreciate.