Graduate Transition

Conqueror's Class

When our students are 16 years and 9 months old, they start The Conquerors Program. During the program, they attend weekly lectures that cover topics such as: Personal Identity, Emotional Intelligence, Professional Posture, Résumé Building, Job Interview Preparation, and Personal Finance Management. Linked to the lectures, our young conquerors have the opportunity to experience internships within the Hope Unlimited organization itself, while supervised by professionals of our various departments. They are interns at our Vocational Training Coordinator’s Office where they help with small daily management tasks, the Donations and Storage Sector, the Kitchen and Dining Department, the Educator’s Office and the Coffee Shop as General Assistants.

After completing this entry stage, which lasts approximately 2 months, our students move on to the professional internship stage. Hope Unlimited partners with local companies to promote social equality and to place our youth in the job market. During this time, our Conquerors Program Coordinator assists students with job searches and interviews with those companies. This lasts no more than 4 months, and after becoming employed, our boys and girls begin the Graduate Program.

Our Graduate Program is designed to help our students look for a home and assist them in their last 6 months living with us at Hope Unlimited. By the end of the 6 months, their internship contract ends, and the majority of them are hired full-time by their companies. If not hired, our Conquerors Program Coordinator helps them find a new job before they graduate the program and are fully independent and reintegrated into society.

Mariana is a great example of a young girl who was scared to graduate the program and live by herself. However, after getting help finding a good job and a good home to rent and share expenses with Juliana, who also graduated from Hope at the same time, Mariana was able to start and finish college after four years with a major in physiotherapy. She is now married and serving in her church.

Graduate Transition

Conqueror's Class

When our students are 16 years and 9 months old, they start The Conquerors Program. During the program, they attend weekly lectures that cover topics such as: Personal Identity, Emotional Intelligence, Professional Posture, Résumé Building, Job Interview Preparation, and Personal Finance Management. Linked to the lectures, our young conquerors have the opportunity to experience internships within the Hope Unlimited organization itself, while supervised by professionals of our various departments. They are interns at our Vocational Training Coordinator’s Office where they help with small daily management tasks, the Donations and Storage Sector, the Kitchen and Dining Department, the Educator’s Office and the Coffee Shop as General Assistants.

After completing this entry stage, which lasts approximately 2 months, our students move on to the professional internship stage. Hope Unlimited partners with local companies to promote social equality and to place our youth in the job market. During this time, our Conquerors Program Coordinator assists students with job searches and interviews with those companies. This lasts no more than 4 months, and after becoming employed, our boys and girls begin the Graduate Program.

Our Graduate Program is designed to help our students look for a home and assist them in their last 6 months living with us at Hope Unlimited. By the end of the 6 months, their internship contract ends, and the majority of them are hired full-time by their companies. If not hired, our Conquerors Program Coordinator helps them find a new job before they graduate the program and are fully independent and reintegrated into society.

Mariana is a great example of a young girl who was scared to graduate the program and live by herself. However, after getting help finding a good job and a good home to rent and share expenses with Juliana, who also graduated from Hope at the same time, Mariana was able to start and finish college after four years with a major in physiotherapy. She is now married and serving in her church.