Micro Businesses are student-run companies that offer various products and services to the community. Students learn how to write a business plan, perform business operations and production, and sell and market their products.
We designed a model in partnership with businesses to provide future workers with a hands-on approach to learning in a live business environment. This partnership equips students with an unparalleled set of hard and soft skills to succeed in their career and life after high school.
Students in Individual Internships work for at least a nine-week period in a professional work environment in their specific career interest area after they have proven themselves at their Campus Micro Business and/or Work Team.
Acting as a
A student led, start to finish business. Students cut the trees, split the logs and bundle the wood for delivery. They also strategize and execute the product marketing plan, finding the customers and making the calls.
Allow our students to come into your business and experience what it takes to work in your industry first hand.
Help supplement the workforce by hosting a Crossing Satellite Campus at your business which consists of a Certified Teacher, a Job Training Instructor (both provided by the Crossing) and a max of 20 students. Students work alongside host business employees getting hands-on job training skills and also work in the classroom to achieve academic credits.
Our student- run micro businesses require equipment and tools that are typically expensive and difficult to obtain. Equipment and tool donations keep this portion of our program going and growing.
Become a supplier of the product produced by our student-run micro businesses.