High Rocks provides employment opportunities for young people to develop professional skills and interests.
YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER: Select High Rocks girls work as members of a Youth Advisory Board to consult with and advise our board of directors at each board meeting. This talented team of leaders also meet weekly with the director and other staff and alums to reflect on and help shape the organization. Applications to be a Youth Advisory Board Member are due by April 1st, for a one-year term beginning in the Fall.
RUBY GROW FARMER: Beginning farmers in the Ruby Grow program are social enterprise business partners learning to their own organic-market vegetable production business. Students will grow and sell produce to Sprouting Farms partners, as well to High Rocks Hub Cafe and our summer camps. This is an opportunity for local people to develop skills and leadership, entrepreneurship, and community engagement as they create pathways to thrive in Appalachia. In this model, beginning farmers will follow a framework of working 14 hours a week. Weekly workload and curriculum breakdown consists of 11 hours of field work, two hours of classroom study, and one hour of personal development. Accepting applications March 2020
JUNIOR COUNSELOR: Our Junior Counselor program is a camp within a camp. The Junior Counselor experience is our ultimate leadership experience for older girls. Girls attend college-level classes, work intensively as a team with staff, help run camp, and mentor younger girls. Junior Counselors think more, work harder, and have a greater sense of pride than they thought they could ever have. Girls with previous High Rocks experience attending New Beginnings or other programs for a prolonged period of time may apply to be a Junior Counselor. Applications to be a Junior Counselor are due by March 1st, New Beginnings camp typically runs the last two weeks of June.
HUB CAFÉ BARISTA: This learning while earning position is based out of The Hub, our Greenbrier County youth center, home to our student-run café. Our youth entrepreneurship programs allow students age 14 and up the opportunity to receive guided work experience while learning how to run a small business. High Rocks provides assistance with initial paperwork, on-the-job training, and weekly workshops for students to help prepare them for future workplaces. The Barista position allows students to get experience in teamwork, marketing, food and customer service, and business development. The Hub takes Barista applications on a rolling basis.
TECH EXPRESS TECHNICIAN: This learning while earning position is for Tech Express, a youth-led computer repair and service business operating out of The Hub, our Greenbrier County youth center. The program allows students, age 16 and up, the opportunity to receive guided work experience while learning how to run a small business. High Rocks provides assistance with initial paperwork, on-the-job training, and weekly workshops for students to help prepare them for future workplaces. The Technician position allows students to get experience in teamwork, food and customer service, and business development. Tech Express takes Technician applications on a rolling basis.