MalikCo to Launch “Your Career Inc.” Public School Mentoring Partnership
MalikCo announced it will pilot an innovative public school mentoring partnership during the 2017/2018 school year aimed at preparing high school graduates to be college and career ready.
MalikCo CEO Stephynie Malik announced MalikCo will pilot an innovative public school mentoring partnership during the 2017/2018 school year. “We are always looking for opportunities to support public education, and strengthen local communities,” Malik said. “We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with several local schools in Little Rock Arkansas to assist in preparing high school graduates for the world of full time employment and career success.”
The program will help each student build and develop their career in the form of their own “startup” company and provide them with tools, information resources, and support, encouraging them to complete high school and focus on building personal and professional skills. Basic business practices such as planning, branding, marketing, finance, and metrics will be key behaviors that are taught and linked to each individual’s career objective. Each school is a participant in the Job’s For America’s Graduates program, whose mission is helping resolve our country's dropout and transition problems by expanding state organizations and local programs that help young people greatest at risk overcome barriers to graduation from high school and become college and career ready! “Research shows that partnerships between businesses and schools that that provide onsite support over multiple sessions and align with their curriculum are critical to success,” Malik added. “Each school is a unique community with their own needs, opportunities, and barriers to success. So the initial focus will be on developing content to support the various JAG teachers in their specific buildings.”