- April 16, 2014
-- The Broward National Academy Foundation (NAF), an acclaimed network of career-themed academies that opens doors for high school students leading to viable careers, will hold a reception on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 for Broward businesses interested in hiring students for paid internships from Broward’s Academies of Hospitality and Tourism, Finance and Information Technology. The reception is sponsored by BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in south Florida, and free to the public. It includes food and beverages and will take place from 5:30 to 7pm at Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie. To RSVP, contact Chandra Powell at Chandra.firstname.lastname@example.org or 754-321-8449.NAF’s success was recently featured in TIME Magazine’s cover story “The School That Will Get You a Job” on February 14, 2014. The story discussed new approaches to educating high school students that empower the students to successfully pursue college degrees and positions in the workplace there after.
At the reception, professionals will learn how a Broward NAF intern can benefit their business while networking with members of Broward NAF’s county-wide board, other NAF internship providers and NAF students. When businesses host internships, they are investing in students’ futures – the internship experience gives students a chance to gain real world, hands-on experience. By supporting internships for Broward NAF students, businesses can directly benefit Broward public education. The reception will also include a raffle for a $100 Visa gift card, with all proceeds going to Broward NAF student scholarships.
Broward NAF is a collaboration with Broward County Schools’ Career, Technical and Adult Community Education (CTACE) and The National Academy Foundation (NAF). Its mission is to prepare students for success in postsecondary education facilities and/or employment. This program and all other CTACE programs work to prepare young people for success through industry-focused curriculum, work-based learning experiences and business partner expertise.
For more than 30 years, the National Academy Foundation (NAF) has refined a proven model that provides young people access to professional sectors to help them grow personally. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. More than 4,600 business professionals volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships and serve on local advisory boards. During the 2012-13 school year, 62,000 students attended 546 NAF academies across 39 states, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2012, NAF academies reported 97% of seniors graduated. For more information, please visit www.naf.org