Throughout April Earn to Learn partnered with Lead Local and Starbucks to bring Career Café to our student savers. Career Café is a free, 3-hour workshop that gives young people the chance to learn basic “soft-skills” in hands-on meaningful ways while connecting with Starbucks partners and other professional volunteers in the community.
Our staff members and volunteers from Starbucks and Citi worked around the state as micro-mentors through the three workshop rotations designed to teach students about the science behind interpersonal interactions, personal work and communication styles, and the art of storytelling.
The micro-mentors shared real world insights and helped our savers gain confidence and basic professional skills. The events wrapped up with networking sessions where everyone got the chance to practice their new skills and build relationships.