You can help students by meeting with them one-on-one to provide an introduction to your profession.
Fill out this form to volunteer as a Boombox Speaker.
After you have been approved, Boombox will notify you when there is a student who would like to speak with you, and will schedule the meeting to match your availability. The best place for the meeting is at your workplace.
You attend the meeting with the student. We tell the students it is their meeting. The student will set the agenda and ask all the questions. Your role is to answer the student’s questions.
If the student indicates after the meeting that s/he would like to go deeper, your Connector will ask you how you might help the student further. This may include opportunities for job-shadowing, introductions to other professionals in this field and/or hosting formal or informal internships. Your continuing involvement is completely up to you.
Note: On the application form, you will be given the option to be background checked. This is highly recommended. There is no cost and you can do the entire process on your computer. We will provide instructions. You will just have to provide full name, dob, current address, phone # and SS#. You can communicate directly with students younger than 18 if you have been background checked. Otherwise, communications have to be routed through Boombox. Background clearance makes followup actions easier and more effective.