The C2C Pathways to Success program provides selected youth the opportunity to focus on a specific area of technology (e.g., web development, 3D design, video production and graphic design), to develop their workforce readiness skills and gain real-world work experience through job shadowing and a paid internship placement. Staff guides the participants through the 12-month program providing college and career guidance. This program is offered free of charge to Gold Crown Clubhouse members, 16-21 years of age.
Application process begins in the early fall. Youth are selected based on their application and merit. Programming for 2020 began in October. Additional details below.
October - May: Working with our national partner, Project Invent, C2C teens will create innovative sports equipment for students in the Jefferson County Adaptive PE programs. Taking a human-centered approach, C2C teens will develop a technology-based innovation to enhance and adapt a physical education activity for students in Jefferson County Public Schools. This hands-on engineering-based project will take on all the business components of a real-world start-up including opportunities in business, finance, human resources, marketing and communications. The hope is by working with local and national partners, participants will create a product that provides access to recreational activities for youth with special needs. Our workforce development program will also include career research, resume writing, mock interviews as well as college and career readiness training. Students will also take their learning into their own hands and work independently, with the support and knowledge of our Gold Crown Staff, to gain new technology skills in the areas of their choice
June - August: Paid Summer Internship placement for all C2C students in areas including business, hospitality, health sciences & medicine, technology, engineering, marketing, digital media, arts, culture, law, public safety, skilled trades and technical sciences.
Congratulations C2C Graduates!
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THIS PROGRAM?
Guest speak, host a field trip, or support a skill building workshop
Support a team of youth as a Job Shadowing Partner
Give youth the opportunity to gain real-world work experience as a Summer Internship Partner
Sponsor a young person’s paid summer internship
Sponsor program supplies, meals, transportation, professional clothing
Mentor a young person to help them navigate a professional workplace
Tutor youth to help support their continued academic success
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Interested in joining the program?
INTERNSHIPS - CAN YOU HELP?
We're looking for companies to host one of our C2C participants as a summer intern. In a world of social distancing, we know this may look different than past years, but we have self-motivated teens who are still committed to completing their program. What are the requirements?
- 120 hour (6-8 weeks) internship in area interest
- Provide a positive learning work experience
- Supervising staff must be prepared to serve as a mentor
**If you cannot pay your intern but are still interested, let us know!
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