The AGB Foundation is accepting applications for its College Scholarship program now through May 21, 2017. The foundation will award three scholarships for the upcoming school year in the amount of $1,500 each. Current high school students and college-aged undergraduates are encouraged to apply, particularly those from economically disadvantaged and racially segregated areas of Chicago. The awards may be used for post-secondary educational expenses at any two-year college or four-year college or university. For details, visit our College Scholarships page. Successful scholarship applications will include an essay and two recommendations. Students can access the online application here.
The AGB Foundation partnered with the Feed, Clothe and Help the Needy shelter in Englewood for our AGB Community Service Day on April 13, 2017. The AGB family gave back to Chicago by preparing 100 meals and care packages for homeless children and their families. It was a day filled with blessings and gratitude!
The numbers are staggering–mind numbing, even, for Chicago minority youth. Forty-seven percent of young black men ages 20 to 24 are out of work and out of school.
The Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) published these findings in their Jan. 2017 report, “Abandoned in their Neighborhoods: Youth Joblessness amidst the Flight of Industry and Opportunity.”
“Depriving young people of the dignity of work leaves ‘permanent scars,’ impedes an overall sense of wellbeing, and can lead to counterproductive behaviors,” the UIC report states. Read more
Motivated young high school and college students in Chicago are invited to apply for the 2017 AGB Summer Business Internship. This six-week program pairs qualified students with successful businesses, nonprofits, and public organizations that are minority operated or owned. The exposure is meant to inspire Chicago youth to pursue their own goals for entrepreneurship and professional success. The AGB Summer Business Internship applications can be filled out online.
Slinging burgers and bagging groceries can be great summer jobs for teenagers. But for high school and college students looking to explore career options, a summer business internship is an even better choice. Why? Because the experience it offers can better position young people to enter the work force after graduation.