Be Your Own Hero Inc

A career pathway starts with you

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY   |  http://www.beyourownherous.org

Mission

Our mission is to educate and empower students and young adults with the knowledge and tools necessary to pursue a fulfilling career journey after graduation. Our comprehensive process challenges students and young adults to understand how their natural person fits into the career world. We empower these individuals with the insight and education they need to make strategic choices for their career future. For the Be Your Own Hero team, career-readiness is not only about preparing students for the challenges of higher education and the workforce, but also about matching natural behaviors and core values to ensure future happiness and success.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Caitlin Mattice

Main address

6480 MAIN ST STE 4

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221 USA

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EIN

27-1985011

NTEE code info

Vocational Counseling / Guidance / Testing (J21)

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Industry Jobs Fairs

Our Not for profit is committed to helping growing industries bridge the talent shortage gap. We offer students and young adults, throughout Western New York the chance to get a jump-start on their career journey. By attending a job fair, students are afforded the opportunity to meet with employers directly and learn about the industry trends and careers. Results from past events have led to various internship and job offers. Together, we can begin to institute change by bringing jobs to students, building awareness and preparing the next generation of heroes from tomorrow’s workforce.

Population(s) Served

Effectively transition from Education to Employment: You, Inc., You Own It, You Build It! You will also engage in a variety of workshops and exercises to enhance your understanding of the respective industry and to strengthen your professional development skillset.

Program Benefits:
• Gain a richer understanding of the various industries prevalent in the Western New York communities and beyond
• Learn about a wide variety of career possibilities and have opportunities to network with industry professionals
• Develop an in-depth understanding of and appreciation for the many facets of a professional organization
• Be able to articulate your experience and reflect upon your professional development experience appropriately to highlight key transferable skills

Population(s) Served

As an adjunct to our career readiness programming, we’ve created a curriculum where each person will develop new skills and learn how their innate abilities can be leveraged to create positive social change. We offer proven tools that are designed to assist adolescents and young adults with developing core competencies across a variety of education levels & demographics. As a part of this initiative, we are seeking to implement an on-demand training platform called “You, Inc.”, which is an online program that is broken down into engaging bite size pieces so participants can experience an individualized approach to their personal and professional development.

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Be Your Own Hero Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/06/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Joan Graci

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