Benjamin Franklin Experience (BFE) prepares students for the 21st Century workforce, inspiring them toward aspirational careers. As students discover their own interests and talents, they learn skills employers need most—leadership, business etiquette, teamwork, writing excellence, creative problem solving, and verbal communication.
A large component of the program’s success is a result of students’ interactions with high-performing mentors. During the program, students hear learn how accomplished professionals attained their careers and found personal fulfillment.
“We rely on prestigious mentors who are generous and open in sharing their stories. Overcoming poverty, failure, relationship issues, health issues, discrimination, rejection, working three jobs, financing school, being flat broke, taking risks, getting fired, learning disabilities—whatever the obstacle—students hear what accomplished members of the business community did to overcome hurdles to arrive where they are today. It’s powerful,” explains Founder and Executive Director, Jonathan Shanin.
Benjamin Franklin Experience is calling for Visiting-Mentors who are eager to help students find the path to their dream lives and careers to participate in select experiences alongside students.
Courses run from June through August from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Interested Mentors may attend morning, lunch, or afternoon sessions only—or the entire day (preferred).