A SuitUp x Raymond James Partnership
SuitUp has partnered with Raymond James to raise money to increase career readiness for students in underserved communities during this challenging time in our nation's history.
What is SuitUp?
SuitUp is a 501c3 education organization that increases career readiness for students through innovative virtual business competitions. Through SuitUp, MS/HS students experience solving a realistic corporate challenge, such as designing a new product for Nike. They interact with corporate volunteers who coach them on marketing, design, financing, and strategy as well as professional “soft skills”, before helping them pitch virtually to judges for a cash prize. By the end of the experience, students can see the corporate world as part of “their world” and know that job titles, such as CEO, CFO, VP of Marketing, etc. are now in their grasp.
SuitUp started because not everyone has access to the same college/career opportunities, simply because of the color of your skin or the zip code you were born into. SuitUp bridges the gap between the corporate world and the world of urban education. And we don’t take that charge lightly. The individuals who support SuitUp and our students are actively making a commitment to further diversity in their industry. They are investing in our students as early as 11 years old, showing them they can be anything they want when they grow up and deserve a place at the table.
We are proud to partner with Raymond James to ensure that that all students, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, sex, etc. have the awareness, access, and opportunity to pursue the college and career of their choosing.