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Summer Pre-Internship Program Recruiting Graduating 8th Graders!

Step It Up, Inc. is a youth career development organization recruiting graduating 8th graders for its Summer Pre-internship Program. Our mission is to inspire the belief that all youth deserve the opportunity to prove their abilities and achieve their career goals.

Step It Up, Inc. works with youth to connect them to career exploration, experience, and mentoring between the ages of 14 and 24. The Pre-Internship Program works with you to discover your talents, interests, and skills and how you can use those skills to further your career and college goals. The Pre-internship Program also provides you with opportunities to explore your interests in different career fields, research relevant colleges and scholarships, and tour local businesses and college campuses. If selected for this program, you will gain valuable insight into your own interests and how to focus those interests into a successful career. You will also receive credit towards the career-related learning graduation requirements when you complete the program and the required documentation. The 2010 Summer Pre-Internship Program: • Is available to all Portland Metro-area students • Is held at Jefferson High School and/or Portland Community College Cascade Campus • Includes a workbook and reader: “Life Inc: The Ultimate Career Guide for Young People” by Neale S. Godfrey • Includes a workbook to report and document your summer activities for graduation credit

Students will receive: • Summer bus pass for July and August 2010 (available for some youth) • Credit toward career-related learning graduation requirements when you successfully complete the required documentation of your pre-internship experiences • Gift card for completion of 65 or more hours of program requirements

Eligibility Requirements: • Attending high school in the Fall of 2010 (includes incoming freshman) • Good attendance and in good standing at your present school • Committed to attend activities Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-Noon, and 8:30am-4:00pm on four Fridays (July 30th and August 6th, 13th, and 20th) • Committed to participate in two Saturday activities on June 26th and August 28th from 8am-Noon

Student Commitment: • Be drug/alcohol free • Attend all program activities • On time for all program activities • Dressed neatly for all program activities • Document career-related learning experiences for graduation credit (CRLEs)

Questions? Contact Step It Up, Inc. at [email protected], call us at (503)284-1640

Applications are available online at


Email completed applications to [email protected] then mail or drop off a signed copy, with both your signature and your parent’s, to: 2218 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

Application Due June 11, 2010