Is Fernando the next top chef?

"EXP motivates and prepares me to be an entrepreneur. Now I feel like I’m ready for the business world.”

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Fernando dreamed of running his own business but he didn’t know how to make his dream a reality. Through participation in EXP's mentorship program, Industry Coaching, he learned the building blocks of entrepreneurship at Narbonne High School.

“I didn't know what I wanted to choose as a career until EXP exposed me to business and entrepreneurship,” he said. “That’s when I realized my dream of owning restaurants.”

Through EXP skills workshops like dressing for success and interview preparation, along with his summer internship at the Port of Los Angeles, Fernando gained experience and confidence he needed to set on his path toward success.

“EXP helped me get out of my comfort zone and learn to talk to professionals, and encouraged me to work hard for my goals,” said Fernando. "And I'll need that confidence in my future career.”

There are thousands of EXP students like Fernando who need your help to realize their dreams. Your support unlocks career exploration opportunities like GPS Your Future, Women in STEM Day, and Job Shadow Day. What future might you inspire?

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