Our driving mission

For those passionate about fighting for change and equity, for the self-starters, knowledge chasers and empathetic - it's time you answer the call.

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2020
Founded
345+
Students
23+
Partners
16+
Gen Z Team Members

Our core values

An organization without values is an organization without structure.

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Focus on impact

Bring true value to our students, and the rest will follow.

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Lead by serving others

We believe leadership is about enabling your team to thrive and reach new heights, not the other way around.

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Tap into your full potential

We always strive to improve and expand our knowledge. We are honest with weaknesses and issues and focus on finding solutions and ideas.

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Take iniative

Every member of our team is supercharged with the ability to take initiative and shape The Generation in their own eyes.

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Move intentionally fast

We are the movers and shakers behind a platform that students rely on. Start somewhere & iterate when necessary.

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Always be innovative

We always look for better solutions no matter how radical they may appear and do tasks to unlock bigger things.

The people behind the mission

The Generation is led and run by a team of outstanding Gen Z'ers who are already making positive change in the world.

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Alexa
Kayman
CEO, Founder
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Lia Fernandez-Grinshpun
CMO
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Meghana
Nakkanti
Community Director

Our Story

The Generation was founded on the basis of two ideas:

  1. educational equity
  2. students and young people have the ability to change the world

Our founder started The Generation's journey in late August of 2020. The original idea for The Generation was to build an online course database taught by Gen Z masters of the subject, a "Masterclass for Teens" if you will. The courses would cover business, AI, medicine amongst a range of complex courses tailored to high school students, ideally giving young people the skills necessary to shorten their learning curve and jump into industries early.

Our founder quickly discovered three issues. First, we did not have a sustainable model to develop the courses to a reasonable quality. Second, sourcing Gen Z'ers who excelled in these industries were either too busy or too rare. Third, and most importantly, this model would never achieve our mission at the time: connecting underserved students to industries they would normally lack access to.

The model eventually adapted to an opportunity platform (mid September) where we quickly amassed hundreds of early users. Although the demographics of our students broadened, The Generation was still not used by students who needed us the most, our target market: Title 1 and Low Income students.

The Pivot

Fast forward to May 2021, a $45K software sponsorship and the Riley's Way Call For Kindness grant, The Generation is now gearing up for a major revamp model with plans to introduce our Career Center.

The Career Center goes beyond the traditional job search platform by including in-depth reflections from relatable professionals under each career. From myth busting, tips to get ahead of the game and even diagrams of people's unique journeys, the Career Center will give students deep exposure to careers in a way they would lack unless they had a parent or relative in that industry.

Find a path today

Or just explore. At The Generation, we radically support our students' dreams.

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