We are on a mission to change the face and voice of the marketing industry. We believe in a future industry that reaches new heights through the creativity of people of any race or socioeconomic background. We advance equity through inclusive workplaces that help all talent thrive.
We are building...
the next generation of creative talent
inclusive and equitable workplaces
an industry that thrives with the creativity and insights of all
Who we are
Through our youth work, we’re changing the face and voice of the industry
In 2020, we…
Introduced ~1,000 new high school and college students to creative careers
Placed 80 summer interns into paid internships with 100% completion rate
100% of our summer interns reported that their ideas were valued and 95% are (or are planning on) pursuing a college degree in marketing or advertising
Served youth in three markets: Twin Cities, Kansas City, and Chicago with over 100 industry volunteers supporting our summer internship curriculum, totaling over 500 volunteer hours
In 2020, the industry continued to lean into equity
Were nationally recognized by FORBES as one of the Top 100 Outstanding Internship Programs
Crossed a new milestone of matching over 170 mentor-mentee matches
Hosted over 30 Fearless workshops with agencies and corporate partners from Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Canada, and the UK
Galvanized over 80 agencies and corporations through a new initiative, The Way Forward, an industry-wide network to hold the industry accountable to progress toward equity
How we make a difference
Scholarships for Higher Education
Corporate & Foundation Donors
Individual & Community Donors
Your support allowed us to weather the many storms of 2020. More than ever, the need for diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces is clear, and our programs helped more students consider creative careers, helped more workplaces challenge their cultures, and provided more students with hands-on learning opportunities and work experience. This simply would not have happened without our donors!