NRF Foundation

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the NRF Foundation: Preparing Teens for First Jobs and Lifelong Careers

RISE Up Training and Curriculum

The National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are piloting a workforce readiness program in the summer and fall of 2021 that will incorporate the NRF Foundation’s RISE Up training and curriculum. This groundbreaking initiative was designed by the retail industry to help individuals acquire the skills they need to successfully obtain gainful employment in retail and advance into promising careers, as part of BGCA’s workforce programming. Five Club locations have been selected and will be partnered with retail industry experts from local recognisable retail brands to cultivate relationships with local Clubs as well as facilitate the curriculum into real-world examples.

As this partnership builds momentum, the NRF Foundation and BGCA aspire to learn from our pilot program locations to continue equipping youth for future opportunities.

About National Retail Federation Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of the National Retail Federation, the NRF Foundation builds the bridge between a growing industry with hundreds of thousands of open positions and job seekers around the country. Through education, training, scholarships and experiences for job seekers of all ages and backgrounds, the National Retail Federation and the NRF Foundation help more people take their first steps toward promising careers. The NRF and NRF Foundation share the real story of retail, celebrating the breadth and diversity of opportunities in an industry that offers a career for millions and a start for millions more.