Dream.Explore.Build. 2018 Program Year Application
Thank you for your interest in Dream.Explore.Build! Lead2Change is a youth leadership organization committed to authentically engaging young people (like you) in opportunities to be successful leaders in college, their careers and the community. Our goal is for you to live your life by design and not by default in your desired career after being exposed to engaging workshops and internships.

Application Process

1. Complete the online application. The first 25 applicants will receive a free gift.

2. Participate in an interview (Lead2Change staff will arrange interview after application receipt).

3. If selected, please attend the commitment ceremony to be enrolled into the experience. Details will be given to you once accepted.

Dream.Explore.Build. begins the week of January 22, 2018.

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Dream.Explore.Build.(D.E.B.) partners with young people (like you) to “Live your life by design and not by default.” This is accomplished by a personal commitment to complete 150 hours of training using curriculum and interactive workshops. Upon successful completion, you will earn a paid six-week internship directly aligned with your career interest. Additionally, you will be supported by a Career Advancement Coach. Through D.E.B., you will explore your dreams, build on your strengths, and design your future.

[dreem] – noun: an aspiration; goal; aim
Dream. is where it all starts!
As the first-tier of the program, Dream begins with your willingness and passion to build on your dream.

[ik-‘splohr] – transitive verb: to traverse or range over for the purpose of discovery.
Exploration is a life-long process, yet DREAM.EXPLORE.BUILD. supports you in exploring values, addressing and overcoming your weaknesses and enhancing your inherent skillsets.

[bild] = transitive verb: to establish, increase, or strengthen
Building is the application and culmination of the program basics. You’ve dreamed, explored, and now it’s time to build. Shall we begin?

To enroll in Dream.Explore.Build, complete this application and return by midnight on December 30, 2017 to deb@lead2changeinc.org. If you do not receive a confirmation email within three days of submitting your application or if you have any questions, contact Jerel Ballard at Jerel@lead2changeinc.org or (414) 226-2410.

What career are you interested in pursuing? *
Your answer
Below are the 16 nationally recognized Career Clusters (Internships)
Career Clusters are a fun simulation of careers you aspire to pursue. They are also informative and hands-on and provides you a snap-shot of what it is like to be in your career! Which Career Cluster would you like to explore? The six weeks will fly by so bring your A-game.
Career Cluster Descriptions
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy agriculture and the endless possibilities that spring from the ground? Unearth the endless possibilities in this cohort.

Education & Training
Do you have a passion for teaching? If you don’t shy away from a crowd and, instead, find it easy to engage with people, you may have a future in this cohort.

Hospitality & Tourism
Are you the go-to person for planning events and getting the party started? Or do people rave about your cooking skills? There are endless possibilities in this cohort.

Do you enjoy working with your hands? If the three P’s (Planning, producing and processing) catch your eye, the Manufacturing cohort may be for you.

Architecture & Construction
Remember building tall towers with your Legos as a young child? If you enjoy designing and planning, a career in architecture & construction may be in your future.

Are you good at crunching numbers? Are you running out of space on your fridge at home from showcasing all of your A’s on math tests? A career in finance may be for you.

Human Services
Are you passionate about helping others, especially making a positive impact in families’ lives? Consider exploring the Human Services cohort.

You’ve been told you have a creative mind. If prompted, you could even sale the pen in your pocket. You often find yourself paying attention to ads and marketing ploys of people and products. If this sounds like you, this cohort is for you.

Arts, Audio/Video Technology
Lights! Camera! Action! Whether you enjoy being in front of the camera, behind the camera, or writing the script, there is a place for you here to shine and be your creative self!

Government & Public Administration
Is running for office in your future? Or perhaps you would prefer to run a campaign or work in a position that allows you to impact policy on the local, state, and/or federal level. Dust off that suit and see what this cohort has to offer.

Information Technology
Is your MacBook always glued to your hip? Does coding, HTML’s and computer jargon excite you? Learn how to crack that code with the IT cohort!

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Research, mathematic equations, labs and the elaborate white coat are your idea of a great time. Experiment with the STEM cohort and take your first step in changing the world.

Business Management & Administration
Do you find yourself doodling about that cool idea that you hope to one day start up? If this sounds like you, embrace that entrepreneurial mindset and explore this cohort.

Health Science
As a child, all of your teddy bears received wellness checkups with your toy stethoscope. As you grew older, your interest in medicine only increased. What if you are the person to discover the cure for a disease? Explore the many facets of health and medicine in this cohort.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Do you find yourself watching Law & Order marathons on your days off? Passionate about protecting and serving? The Law & Public Safety cohort may be for you.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
If transportation systems and infrastructure planning sounds like your thing; explore this cohort and begin your journey.

Cluster Interest: Select from the Career Cluster Infographic Listed above and tell us which Career cluster interests you most? *
Why are you interested in this career cluster? *
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