Enterprise for High School Students

Rating: 4.5 stars   12 reviews


Location: 200 Pine St Ste 600 San Francisco CA 94104 USA

Mission: Founded in 1969, EHSS’ mission is “to increase student preparedness to explore and pursue career paths through training and counseling and guidance; to offer a variety of experiential options within the work world; and to provide a support network to raise youth’s personal expectations for success”. Enterprise has established an effective continuum of services for introducing young people to the world of work and careers, including a strategic mix of job readiness workshops, job placements, leadership development, career development activities and career exploration internships.
Target demographics: Enterprise serves San Francisco youth ages 14-18, who attend public and independent high schools.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000
Geographic areas served: San Francisco
Programs: Enterprise serves students age 14-18, who attend public and independent schools throughout San Francisco. Through a broad array of programs, students gain an understanding of how their interests and talents can be integrated into employment, community service and educational opportunities. More importantly each of our programs is designed to assist each individual in finding his/her potential. Our program services include: the Job Referral Program, cornerstone of Enterprise, operating year-round, serving over 1500 youth, creating after-school, weekend, and summer employment opportunities; the Career Exploration Program (CEP) offering the opportunity to ?try on? a career during a seven week summer internship; the Summer Gardening Program designed to gain valuable job skills while learning stewardship of the environment; the Entrepreneurship Program, a unique training program that integrates all of the major skill areas to pursue starting a business; the Junior Caddie Program providing both meaningful work and leadership opportunities for youth. It is the only caddie program of it?s kind in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. While learning the skills of caddying, the youth are encouraged to not only to follow directions and participate as directed, but to also creatively contribute in decisions and planning of the games strategy, building leadership skills and self-confidence; the Youth Advisory Council, designed to engage youth as active participants and decision makers in community service, and our newest program, the Career Compass Program, a program to assist students in educational and career choice through personal reflection, educational and occupational exploration and decision- making. Students gain an understanding of how their interests and talents can be integrated into employment, community service and educational opportunities.
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EIN 23-7139082
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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I have found this non-profit organization to be the most beneficial program to exist throughout my life. The staff is full of caring and helping people that are willing to sit down with individual students and really give them a hand. They not only help you with college and careers, but can give you some helpful advice and that extra push as well. In my opinion, a kid could not possibly ask for more.

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