Your involvement matters.

Many of our programs could not happen without the support and time of people like YOU! There are many ways to make a difference in someone’s life through Able Works. Currently, there are three easy ways to get involved:

1. Host a FutureProfits spring lab field trip at your workplace. (Or chaperone one of these field trips.)
Each Spring, FutureProfits takes students on field trips to various companies in the Bay Area that show our students opportunities they may have never been exposed to as well as inspiring them to continue succeeding in school and make good choices. In the past, students have left feeling inspired at the possibilities in their life. Here is a video from last year’s trips to Google, New Relic, Woodruff Sawyer, Spectrum Equity and Noah Basketball: http://vimeo.com/67327024

We are hoping to expand the industries we are able to visit and we would love to hear from you if this is something you’d be interesting in hosting. Our groups of students vary in number and can be anywhere from 15-30 students with volunteer, teacher and Able Works staff chaperones. Classes are either freshman or senior high school students. In the past this has been about a half day visit, with a tour and potentially a few speakers talking about the industry and how they came to have the jobs they do. The labs are in April and the dates are flexible depending on specific classes. For more information or to volunteer to host a lab or be a chaperone on one of these trips, you can email Shanae, shanae@able.is.

2. Be a guest speaker at the LiveAble:Women Cohort
Our cohort often talks about various topics including resume building, fitness, nutrition, financial education, budgeting, job interviews, etc. If you have knowledge or specialize in any of these categories and would like to share your knowledge, you can impact the lives on young women by being a guest speaker at our LiveAble:Women Cohort. Cohort meetings are Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. To volunteer or for more information, contact Blanca at blanca@able.is. You can find out more about the cohort here.

3. Co-teach a FutureProfits class.
FutureProfits is in need of classroom volunteers. These volunteers teach high school students our FutureProfits curriculum during the school day. Training is provided and the time commitment is 1.5 hours a week during the school day. Times and locations vary, but we would love to talk with you more about what your role as a FutureProfits teacher could look like. For more information, contact Shanae, shanae@able.is.