We encourage kids to Think Big and Expect More, from themselves, from us
– and for our future together.
Think Big for Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps underprivileged youth discover their untapped potential by bringing them exciting opportunities for career exploration, mentorship and skills development. Our mission is to introduce students from 6th to 12th grade to exciting career opportunities and assist them in achieving post-graduation goals for employment. We partner with like-minded organizations representing diverse industries to reduce systemic poverty and prepare kids to excel in high-demand professions of today’s workforce.
We Believe Every Kid has
But every kid needs guidance in discovering that potential. Think Big works with students from low-income households who are often overlooked and under-challenged. As a result, many may never climb above the poverty line. They take low-wage jobs with very little chances for career advancement. We want to stop that trend by helping kids find their passion and transform into self-sufficient, successful adults. Think Big is a unique opportunity to help deserving kids break out of the poverty cycle while fueling our economy with talent to fill high-demand positions in growing industries.
We Focus on the Individual Journey.
Volunteers and partner companies begin working with Think Big kids in middle school, when statistics show they are at greatest risk for peer pressure and lagging behind academically. By keeping them engaged in their early teens at the Boys & Girls Clubs, Think Big has a platform to introduce different careers, industries and companies, identify general interests and begin to shape individualized career tracks. Our focus is on educational preparedness, whether they are attending trade school or navigating college admissions.