Avenue Scholars connects high school students in its program with area businesses to combine classroom learning with first-hand work experience through year-long, paid internships. Best of all, it begins in high school as students explore the career fields that hold the greatest interest for them.

As part of their Avenue Scholars programming, students apply for internships during their junior year of high school – applying and interviewing with some of the area’s top businesses. If selected, students spend the summer following their junior year, and the senior year that follows, working for that company.  Students continue to participate in Avenue Scholars class activities during their internship, providing the opportunity to earn high school and college credit, wages, and work experience all at the same time.  Meanwhile, participating businesses get the chance to showcase their company and career opportunities to the next-generation talent in the Avenue Scholars program.

With Avenue Scholars, students gain the education and experience necessary to transform their year-long, paid internship into a successful, lifetime career.