The Mission Possible Initiative takes a group of aspiring leaders on a career-based exposure trip to New York City. On the trip, TMPI scholars meet a host of professionals and learn about various industries through company visits. These scholars also forge meaningful relationships with each professional through formal and informal interactions, helping to create a close knit circle of life-long mentors and role models.
Students travel to New York City from their respective regions, and stay in the heart of the city near Times Square. For many of the students, this is their first time flying, staying in a hotel, and leaving their communities. On the trip, students interact with professionals and business leaders through a host of events including company visits, board-room socials, and a mentorship dinner. In the past, these visits have included trips to the offices of the New York Stock Exchange, American Express, New York Times, Delta Airlines, Broadway, National Football League, New York Public Library, Cantor-Fitzgerald, Good Morning America and many others.
TMPI also places a large emphasis on the cultural growth of our students. On previous trips, students have broadened their cultural horizons by leveraging New York’s immense diversity and history. Activities such as exploring Chinatown and Little Italy have given students perspective on international cultures without leaving the United States. Scholars have also gained a crucial cultural education through visits to sites such as the 9/11 memorial, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and many more.
It is TMPI’s desire to scale this organization to ensure each participating student’s long-term success. The initiative understands that, while exposure and mentorship are extremely important factors, many other source issues must be addressed in order to best support a student coming from a disadvantaged background. TMPI hopes to better serve its students by creating a longitudinal summer program where a combination of institutional and source issues are addressed over the course of four years. These include, but are not limited to:
- Professional Exposure
- College/Career Readiness
- Standardize Test Preparation
- College Admissions Counseling
- Higher Education Financial Assistance
- Industry Specific Career Exposure
- International Exposure
Help the dreams and aspirations of countless young scholars become a reality by donating today.Your generosity will help open doors of exposure for a student that can change their life. Every dollar we receive goes towards enriching the trip for each and every student. It also puts us one step closer to realizing our long-term goals of Mission Possible.