Launching The PlatForum Newsletter!


Hi there,

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 @ ], 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. 

The Texas A&M Communit

For employers looking to identify TAMU students for internships and employment opportunities.

Cowork Fayette County

For Fayette County employers and nonprofits looking to offer volunteer and internship opportunities to local students. 

Internship 2.0

This is a general community for employers to get connected to students, high-school age & older, and identify their next best hire.  

Rural Youth Entrepreneurs Program

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.

Thank you for being a valuable community player.

Brandon & Britney Schielack

The PlatForum Co-Founders


 (Our family, Skarlet 5, Bohen 4, and Winnie 1)

impact focus:

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 evolution  Target Evolution offers 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.”

Check out this video on Teen Biz Camp

students read this: 

“The Secret Weapon of Young People on The Job Market, ” by Isaac Moorehouse

Learn why the only things that matter when it comes to succeeding in workforce are:

  1. The ability to create value for others.
  2. The ability to persuade others of your value creation potential.

“The age of profession is dead: 3 reasons you should focus on your skills, not a profession,” by Suzanne Skees

Explore the fluidity better skills offer your career path.

community happenings: 

The 2019 Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Program begins on June 24th. Learn how your young entrepreneur can participate both in-person and virtually:

Rural Entrepreneurship Program


Featured Business: 



We work to help our clients meet their full potential by improving performance, generating new growth, enhancing morale and maximizing leadership.

You can learn more about Doreen & her team by joining the Internship 2.0 Community on The PlatForum and by visiting