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: 5 stars  

22 people found this review helpful

What a nonprofit, what a nonprofit, what a mighty good nonprofit! Enterprise for High School Students is amazing at inspiring students and preparing them for the working world. I joined during my sophomore year of high school, and got my first job as a mailing assistant soon after. I also was an intern for their Career Exploration Program, which was one of the most beneficial experiences in my life. The internship allowed me to build skills that other 17-year olds can’t obtain at that age from any other experience. For example, I became familiar with QuickBooks and reconciled bank statements. Where else can I learn these skills as a 17-year old? Nowhere! But Enterprise’s internship program allowed me to do just that. The student services staff and job counselors are very welcoming and helpful. The job bank includes a wide range of jobs, from long term commercial positions to spot jobs with residential employers. However, Enterprise not only provides for student’s employment needs, but also for student’s academic needs. For example, Enterprise offers SAT and college application workshops at no cost. Currently a sophomore at UC Berkeley, I recall my experience at Enterprise with much awe and admiration. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities Enterprise has provided me, from the skills that I learned as an intern to the confidence I gained in my abilities. Thank you so much! Every high school student should become a member of Enterprise!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

me! I wouldn't be as successful as I am today without Enterprise's help in my high school years.

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

Fun and engaging people.

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

improve its current programs, undertake new programs, outreach more, and open new locations around the city.

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2008-8-01

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21 people found this review helpful

Enterprise for High School Students was a very helpful program. I became a member during my Freshman year of High school & now as a Junior, I'm still frequently visiting every now and then to get information about new jobs and college. The staff are proclaimed "Job Counselors" but I would call them "Miracle Workers." They really sit down and find out your strengths and skills, then help find the right job for you. They keep you up-to-date with new jobs by e-mailing you, so even when you're too busy to visit the office, you still receive that information. Everyone is friendly and ready to help. Besides the job bank they provide, which houses numerous amounts of jobs that include the contact information, they also have a College & Career counselor. Their summer programs-- Summer Gardening, Junior Caddie, & the Career Exploration Program give all students a chance to look at their work and take pride in what they did. The required 2 workshops before becoming a member teach a numerous of skills, including but not limited to- resume, phone, interview, approaching managers, handling problems at the work place, professionalism, etc. Enterprise for High School Students is a great place for students who are going through the school-work transition.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many, many ways. They have so much to offer if you put the time and effort into it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more students to get their friends to join Enterprise. Adults can perform outreach and try to get youth to join, but students who network with their friends usually get more results than adults.

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

The Crew. You guys are so happy and energetic; I'm really excited you guys enjoy doing this because I enjoy being there! Thank you so much for the help.

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

Extremely kind & helpful. I know that everyone goes through something horrible at one point or another, and even though you guys may be going through that, you guys are always smiling and ready to help.

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

Do so much more than it already does. There location could be changed to somewhere more accessible. Each summer program would be able to accept more students. It would help, a lot!

Ways to make it better...

The location of the office was somewhere more accessible. I find myself lazy at times and I've realized my friends who have just joined have trouble finding the place.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial problems that prevent Enterprise from reaching out to everyone and giving all youth an opportunity. The Career Exploration Program is a great paid internship in which only a handful of students may participate in because Enterprise doesn't have the funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Join as soon as possible. Make friends with the people who work there, because networking with them will get you places. Talk to them, be friendly, let them know what you're interested in, and they'll do your best to help you.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

MOST BENEFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM IN SAN FRANCISCO! PERFECT FOR STUDENTS THAT NEED THEIR FIRST JOB EXPERIENCES. GREAT COUNCELING ADVISORS WITH LOTS OF EXPERIENCE HELPING KIDS.

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

GREAT! THEY HELPED ME WITH A RESUME AND GET FIRST JOB EXPERRIENCE.

Ways to make it better...

i knew about this organization earlier.

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2008-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Enterprise for High School Students is a good place. I have been a memeber for a few months. Based on my experience there ill have to say its great. The staff are nice and friendly. Everything is very simple and straight foward. I would recommend Enterprise for High School Students to anyone wanting to find a job.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. They help you find jobs and help you with college related things.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I woul;nt change anything. the organization is okay for now in my view.

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

I enjoyed many things about this program. It helped me find a few jobs.

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

The staff are really nice and friendly to everyone.

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

It could help even more youth find jobs.

Ways to make it better...

In my view I dont think anything needs to change.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I think the biggest challenge it faces is how to get more youth tio join the program.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Overall, this oranization is one of the best programs I have ever joined. I will never regret joining this organization.

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2008-8-01

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12 people found this review helpful

I joined Enterprise about a month ago because I was looking for a looking for a specific type of office job, one that helps me with my major. I find Enterprise pretty useful because they have all sorts of job opportunities posted in their office. But because I am leaving for college in a few weeks, I did not apply for a job. However, I called in and asked for an appointment to help me write my resume and cover letter. They people there are nice and there was a staff member to assist me while I was writing my resume. The staff member actually called me half an hour before my appointment to make sure I was coming. Enterprise is definitely useful for high school students seeking specific jobs and don't know where to look.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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

very friendly and cheerful.

Ways to make it better...

there were more job openings

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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2008-8-01

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