Up to 75% of students living in Kings County don't complete high school. Leaders of Promise Camp creates hands-on apprenticeships that bring undeserved middle school and high school students out of the classroom and into the workplace for individualized mentoring that results in educational success and powerful career ambitions.
All youth deserve a chance to build the confidence, skills, and social support that will help them thrive in school and in the workforce, yet up to 18% of students in Leaders of Promise Camp cities don't finish high school. Those who drop out face poverty, unemployment, and other hardships with serious social costs. Middle school is a crucial opportunity for equipping students with tools to stay on track toward graduation and fulfilling jobs.
Leaders of Promise provides after-school program, mentoring & apprenticeship for inspiring underprivileged K-12 graders. Leaders of Promise Camp has an unique educational curriculum and workplace apprenticeships to help students build 21st century workforce skills and connect with professional role models in their critical years of development. As students explore careers through hands on projects with their volunteer mentors, they build confidence in their potential.
Leaders of Promise Camp is helping more than 150 students annually, nationwide explore careers and build skills through hands-on apprenticeships. This project will equip eight of those 7th through 12th graders with confidence, curiosity, critical thinking, and other tools for success in school and in careers. Over the long term, transforming the paths of individual students through apprenticeships which can improve local graduation rates, drive economic growth, and promote community engagement.