NOTE: This strategy is part of the self-paced Promote Anytime/Anywhere Learning
While your school might not yet have a formal internship or mentorship program, there are still many ways to ensure learners get connected with local community members and with work-based learning experiences to expose them to the ever evolving world of work, and to support them in building essential skills for success in college, career and civic life. This could look like partnering with a nonprofit organization and inviting learners to engage in meaningful work to advance their mission, pairing students in your classroom with mentors from a local college or university, or using an online platform to connect learners with mentors far and wide.
Gain inspiration from authentic examples of this strategy shared by teachers who have used them with their learners.
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