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BUSD approves internship and mentoring agreement

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The Bonsall Unified School District board approved an agreement with Bayha Group to provide mentoring and internship opportunities to BUSD students.

The 5-0 board vote Sept. 13 approves a memorandum of understanding between the school district and Bayha Group for mentoring and paid internship opportunities for Bonsall High School students.

“It really is exciting,” said BUSD Superintendent Joseph Clevenger. “It’s just a really neat option and opportunity.”

Bayha Group is headquartered in San Diego and works with school districts both to obtain grant funding and to provide opportunities to teenagers. “They’re bringing a paid internship program to Bonsall High School that’s going to be a game-changer,” Clevenger said.

Starting in September 2022, all BUSD students at the high school grade levels will be provided the opportunity to participate in resume-building workshops, experience practice interviews with professional feedback, develop vocal awareness training to develop communication skills, be coached on the college selection and application processes and on writing admission essays, and be mentored by industry professionals.

During the first two months of calendar year 2023 up to 20 high school juniors (and seniors if space allows) will have the opportunity to participate in a paid virtual internship offering real-world work experience, be mentored by an industry professional, build workplace intelligence skills, be asked to provide daily and weekly feedback, and join an in-person kickoff and celebration for the start of their internship.

“It’s really opened up a lot of doors,” Clevenger said.

 

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