We connect over 800 community volunteers with Minneapolis students each year to help them plan for the future. Learn how you can become a Graduation Coach, career exploration volunteer or mock interviewer. 

How to get involved

Participate in Career Exploration Events

Introduce students to new career opportunities by sharing your professional journey and insights. 

Become a graduation coach

Our Graduation Coaches help 9th and 12th grade students build confidence, graduate on time and create a plan for life after high school.  

Conduct Mock Interviews

Each spring, over 400 local professionals gather at the Minneapolis Convention Center for four evenings of Mock Interviews with STEP-UP interns who have completed their work readiness training.