I’ve been a huge supporter on an organization called Year Up for a while now. The organization is dedicated to closing the opportunity divide by offering a competitive program to young adults inclusive of 6 months of business and technical training, followed by a 6 month internship at some of the largest organizations in the nation. I love everything this non-profit stands for and am obsessed with the mission.
Through United Airlines, I also have the honor of serving as the Vice President of Gen Trend – our next generation business resource group. Our mission is to prepare United for the next generation of talent and vice versa. This means partnering with organizations like Year Up to support next gen growth. Recently, we hosted our 2nd annual interview success prep kit event. During this event Gen Trend members got together and built interview success prep kits for about 80 students. Prior to organizing the event, we asked students what they really needed in order to succeed and they told us! The kits include everything from a portfolio folder filled with mock resumes and tip, to Tide To Go pens in case there are any accidental coffee still on the way to an interview! Other items included hand sanitizer, pens, pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, notebooks, usb sticks, mini sewing kits, and a tote bag, and inspiring note cards. After creating the kits, we spent time networking with the students and learning more about their inspiring stories.
To any organizations supporting the many Year Up chapters around the nation, this is a great way to engage your employees and support the organization.
This is what matters. Grow, give back, and repeat!