CEO Mentor Application is Open!
Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) seeks professionals who want to share their passion for their work with a DCPS high school student. CEO is a manageable commitment for mentors that makes a meaningful impact for students. Apply today!

Become a Mentor

This experience not only allows mentors to give back to the community and shape the future of entrepreneurship but also enhances their leadership and communication skills, expands their network, and provides a sense of fulfillment as they witness the growth and success of their mentee. - Maxie Sprott HIIT Hard Boxing

Become a Mentor

CEO Program Mentors are the essential component of the CEO Program model. Our mentors help expose selected interns to the world of competitive employment by guiding them through career focused projects and supervising them during summer internships. CEO Program mentor/intern pairings are based on mentor expertise, as well as student interests, so mentors are always well poised to support their interns.

The CEO program is an abilities-focused program designed to inspire excellence. All of our interns bring with them unique strengths and weaknesses, abilities and disabilities, but all of our interns are held to the same high standards. Interns are selected through a rigorous application process that includes an in-person interview and staff recommendations. We expect that every intern comes ready to work and ready to learn.

In order to provide our students with a broader array of career exploration opportunities, we are always on the lookout for additional professional mentors. No matter what your profession, we are confident in our ability to find you a great intern match. The CEO Program is a no cost, high impact program, designed to give the professional community a way to give back. Join the movement to inspire our city’s youth and apply online to be a mentor today.

If you have questions about the program, please check out or frequently asked questions¬†or contact us and we’d be happy to answer your questions.