Enterprise for High School Students

Rating: 4.5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training

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
415-392-7600
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Rating: 4 stars  

Enterprise for High School Students is one-of-a-kind. The staff there is amazing, they really connect with the students. They aren't just stuffy old adults that force you to come to lessons or tell you to do this or that. They're there to help. When i wanted to start working, to start earning a wage and to start gaining some experience in the work place, i didn't know where to start. It wasn't until i joined Enterprise for High School Students as a junior in high school that i fully understood the careful steps that i needed to take if i wanted a job. I started off reserved and not knowing how to apply or even look for a job to a fully-confident, experienced individual with skills that make me a force to be reckoned with when looking for a job. Amazing as Enterprise is, let me warn you: Nobody's going to hold your hand. There are plenty of people willing to go out of their way to help you accomplish whatever it is you need to do but you must make an effort yourself. You have to arrange times to go in for lessons, you have to arrange calls to employers, you have to decide interview dates, you have to speak and convince the employers yourself. Enterprise is not just a job bank, it's a place where life lessons are taught. You learn how to be independent.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization firsthand. I am still a member of this organization.

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nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I became a member of Enterprise during my junior year in high school, and it was such a great experience! The workshop,the practice interviews were all really helpful, and all the people who work there are so motivated and committed to what they do. I got a job as a junior caddie at the Olympic Club, and that was one of the best oppurtunities I've had so far. Enterprise rocks!!

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Found a great summer job

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

EHSS is a great non profit organization that never stops helping us high school kids. I have been a member of EHSS for around 2 years now and I love it. Every week I get a email listing more jobs thats hiring. Even when I go to there office they always have more job info there. They always greet me and their website is so helpful to me. I so far got one job through EHSS. I know there is more to come. I LOVE EHSS!!!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they always push themselves to help me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always so energetic and nice.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have different locations across the world.

Ways to make it better...

i found out more about scholarships.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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