Gladeo Summer of '17 Fundraiser
Help Gladeo reach 1 MILLION more students!! With the $75K raised with this summer fundraiser, we will be able to revamp our website, www.gladeox.org, to include features and functionalities that counselors and teachers have requested, and create much more amazing content!
Mission and Objective
Gladeo is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and helping young people discover, navigate and achieve their dream careers by creating innovative multimedia career content and distributing it through the web, social media and through school counselors.
We created a "Virtual Career Day", an online portal where counselors and students can learn about the vast array of careers from our ever-growing library of content.
Gladeo gives counselors the resources they need to inspire and expose their students to the vast world of possibilities, not just the ones in their community and to empower their students to make informed decisions about their future.
Studies show that early introduction of careers to students increases student engagement and decreases high school dropout rates. However, students from low-income neighborhoods have less career role models and career resources, so they heavily rely on their school counselors for career exploration. But these counselors are stretched so thin. According to the California Department of Education, the student-to-counselor ratio is 945 to 1 and career counseling is merely one of their many responsibilities.
So, how do these kids aspire to careers they’ve never heard of?
We partner with schools and education non-profits already working with students on the ground, integrating our online resources as a valuable supplement to their existing programs. We train teachers, counselors and non-profit program managers on our 90 minute introductory career exploration workshop to teach their students on how to find and pursue their dream career. The last part of the workshop introduces our Virtual Career Day, our online portal.
Gladeo League - our college internship program
Members of the league are mentored and trained by industry advisors and get the chance to participate in Gladeo’s professional activities including content & editorial creation, graphic design, video production, campus outreach, and social media management. Through this internship, college students interact with working professionals, start to build relationships in their interested field, and expand their portfolio of work so they are ready to enter into the workforce with great contacts and valuable working experience!
For more information, go to www.gladeo.org or contact Michelle Cho at email@example.com.