Join PeopleFund for a year-long educational program designed to prepare students for life after high school graduation. Offering a 5-week summer curriculum and mentorship pairings for the following academic year, JET promises to provide practical skills while inspiring students to pursue meaningful careers. Each week will focus on a new content area, bringing in guest lecturers, subject matter experts, and community leaders in the areas of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, lifeskills, diversity, and workforce development. JET also features career simulations and hands-on field trips so participants can learn more about the wide scope of careers Austin has to offer.
Jonathan Nobles, student at East Side Memorial
Currently mentoring elementary students, holds office on
student council at Eastside Memorial High School.
Goals following JET Program: Wants to pursue a graphic
Miriam Delgado, student at Eastside Memorial and
two-time participant in JET, currently interning with City
of Austin and member of national honor society.
Goals following JET: Attend mobile film school, pursue
interests in Green technologies
Workforce development, Diversity and Identity, Lifeskills Workshop, Career Simulations, Job Skills Practicums, Basic Finance, Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurship, Interactive Lessons, Networking, Mentorship, Benchmark Projects, Course Credit, Eligibility for Grants…and much more!
Enrollment is open to all incoming 9th grade through graduating seniors. All applications must be received by June 1, 2013 for consideration. Transportation and meals will be provided to participants during the summer curriculum. The program is free of charge.
For more information on JET contact Laurie Annear, Business Assistance & Education Manager via email or phone 512.222.1019.