Special Announcement: The Workforce Development, Entrepreneur & College Preparatory Program at 540WMain

Dear Readers,

What an exciting time to be alive! Our hearts are full of joy and gratitude for literally EVERY single piece of this LIFE. The happy. The sad. The good and the bad; all of it is the reason  (WE) are here and hopefully finding ways every day to overtake the evil with good. With that, we are pleased to announce more positive actions taking place with the official announcement of The Workforce Development, Entrepreneur & College Preparatory Program at 540WMain

  We are pleased to formally  announce The Workforce Development, Entrepreneur & College Preparatory Program at 540WMain

This unique summer internship has truly been a labor of love and has been made possible in part due to a very special partnership between 540WMain; Rochester first events and education center, Rochester Works for Youth and their Summer Youth Employment Program.

Beginning July 11, 2016 four Rochester interns will embark on a 6-week career focused educational and entrepreneur development internship. The internship provides workforce development training through experiential learning experiences, seminars, workshops, and event planning. Interns will collaborate as a team to co-develop, co-design, and co-lead a series of community based projects (called courses) where they will be learning and developing new organizational management, accounting, business, culinary, communication and leadership, skills all aimed to prepare them for college and beyond.

Hands on learning, coupled with mindful (practice) college level styled educational seminars or “courses” will give the interns a taste of college academia and rigor. Work sessions will combine vocational styled training and college level instruction all modeled after a college level independent study co-op . Students will co-design, co-operate, and co-direct each and every component of the community projects all while learning effective communication, collaboration, and team building skills.

Students will keep daily reflection journals and learn how to be metacognitive learners, thinkers, and leaders. By the close of the summer interns will develop a college or job ready resume, start or continue their college search and application process, as well as a personal workforce development and education binder to use in the field.

Additionally all interns will have lifetime access to:

Educational classes, enrichment, tutoring, business consultation, college application assistance, volunteer opportunities, events, classes, workshops and more at 540WMain, free of charge.

The program is directed, designed, and lead by master educator and our Editor in Chief theglutenfreechef, Calvin Eaton along with a consortium of community partners, teachers, and special guests.

This year’s cohort is made up of four supremely athletic, very accomplished, very driven, and very talented young women and men. 

We are thrilled to announce this one of a kind program and cannot wait to begin work with this accomplished cohort of interns.

Together We Grow,

The Editors

To learn more about 540WMain visit www.540westmain.org