Welcome to the first edition of The PlatForum newsletter! Each month we’ll share information about what we have been working on, and relevant content on hiring and internship opportunities, youth development, and job trends.
The past 6-months have been focused on gathering the necessary data to truly understand the challenges small businesses, students, and communities are facing in today’s workforce climate. We implemented the first rural co-working pilot program in the US [ learn more @ www.coworkfayettecounty.com ], and have created growth strategies to scale the impact of non-profit organizations.
This has allowed us to identify a sustainable growth path for The PlatForum business model and initiatives. We are currently working to develop educational partnerships, or collaborate with those already in place, to launch The PlatForum Internship 2.0 in Texas counties. Below is more info and links to the communities we have currently launched.
This is for parents and businesses who want to participate in the Rural Youth Entrepreneurship program.
We thank you for your continued support as we work together to enhance the school-to-career transition for our youth.It is worth mentioning that the college debt in the US has risen to 1.5 Trillion. We aim to be a preventative solution, helping students identify their career path sooner, so they gain the relevant experience employers need.
Reach out to us anytime with questions or to collaborate.
Check out these youth development groups currently looking for interns and volunteers. If your a student, this is a great way to learn skills and get your community service hours in!
Target Evolutionoffers Teen Biz Camp currently in Houston and Dallas locations, BUT, we are working to bring the program to Fayette County as well. Here is a bit about their program:
“Our unique methodology is called LEAR, which stands for Learn, Earn, Apply, & Reward. Our strategy includes real world entrepreneurial training, tools to start a business, mentoring, and field trips. Teens who complete our program begin earning money with their own small business upon successful completion, but most teens begin earning money in as little as 30 days.”