Braven empowers promising young people on their path to college graduation and strong first jobs. We believe that our next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere, so we take a particular interest in ensuring our talent network is filled with people from underrepresented backgrounds. To do so, Braven partners with educational institutions, volunteer professionals, and employers to offer a rigorous and relevant career readiness course, that is followed by robust campus-based alumni programming.

The course is targeted as a part of the sophomore or transfer junior experience. Through The Braven Accelerator, a hybrid online and in-person course, Braven Fellows will get:

–Skills: learn the hard and soft skills companies and organizations want and practice them in mock professional settings.

–Experience: apply skills to solve real-world challenges with a cohort of peers.

–Coaching: receive small group and one-on-one coaching from a local young professional to achieve personal and professional goals.

–Networking: expand one’s circle of champions to include motivated peers, supportive adults, and respected thought-leaders.

The Braven Accelerator is principally facilitated by volunteer Leadership Coaches who come from all walks of life and all believe that our nation is better off when a person’s starting point does not limit their opportunities. Leadership Coaches guide our nation’s future leaders through this meaningful experience. At the same time, they develop and practice leadership and management skills that accelerate their own careers. They also develop their own network and deepen their connection to the community in which they live and/or work. This unique, high-impact volunteer opportunity employs a primarily virtual coaching model.

From The Braven Accelerator will come a generation of leaders as diverse as our future demands.

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