Who is Be Your Own Hero
Well, there’s a short answer and a much longer one! The short answer is that Be Your Own Hero, at our core, is a resource. We are a resource for students, young adults, parents, schools, and employers all over New York State. We seek to serve as a bridge between the largest represented and most educated generations, the Millennial Generation and Generation Z, and the trend of underemployment they are subject to today. How do we plan on continuing to be a bridge between education and employment for this generation? We’re happy to tell you. Take a seat, relax, and listen to our story.
Be Your Own Hero, Inc. 501(c)(3) is a non-profit organization whose headquarters are in Western New York. Our mission is to educate and empower young adults through experiential learning, by providing the knowledge and tools necessary to discover one’s intuitive abilities and pursue fulfilling career opportunities. Through our founders’ years of experience matching people with careers, we uncovered a prevalent need among our youth to understand the opportunities before them, based not only on what they study, but also by uncovering the demands of tomorrow’s career.
In 2018, the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook highlighted the challenges faced by employers and the current workforce: the disconnect between the skills employers are searching for compared to the level of competency within their employees and current job candidates (NACE Job Outlook Survey, 2018). Be Your Own Hero’s curriculum is designed to change the mindset and career approach of job seekers everywhere, changing the pipeline of professionals entering the workforce. We have had remarkable success in educating job seekers in the nuances of the new economy, as well as in viewing their careers as the adventure they own, hence the name “Be Your Own Hero.”