Platform aims to bridge the gap between youth and organizations with bespoke internship opportunities.
Founded by Deena Habib and Ban Jishi in 2021 to support young professionals, Yspot launched bespoke work-based internship programs aiming to inspire and empower the next generation of socially-engaged leaders, enrolling youth between the ages of 16-18.
These programs are developed in collaboration with school partners and organizations, and are not only designed to bring the two worlds together but to also support the wellbeing of every student. “We are committed to ensuring the mindfulness and wellbeing of the youth are looked after as we strongly believe in caring for our students. Our programs are not just about bridging the gap or internships but rather a space for students to truly feel welcome to grow and learn in a caring and safe environment,” said Jishi in a statement.
In an increasingly digital world, youth tend to learn new things in a digital format, but to truly elevate their place in society earlier on and get a head start in life, they need to apply this learning in a space that truly matters - the real world. “Yspot wants to address the elephant in the room; the modern-day method of connecting with youth is outdated and there is a real gap in career paths for millennials,” said Habib. “At Yspot, our mission is to be as forward-thinking as possible and to nurture innovative minds by encouraging collaboration between youth and businesses, designing the programs to be mutually beneficial with the aim of growing both parties. We don’t only reward youth through exciting channels, but empower them to also express their views and share their knowledge with organizations”.
To revolutionize and transform this real-world gap between the youth and businesses, Yspot has designed a platform that hosts internship programs that support the learning track of students. As part of the mission to support students in future career choices, Yspot has taken the platform a step further by partnering with industry leaders in the region to introduce work-based internships to students from all backgrounds and educational levels, and carefully analyzes each candidate to match the right career opportunities with the right students. Through the platform, students have access to developing skills in a real-work environment, gain exposure to industry knowledge and expertise, and even build professional connections and networks. Organizations get to communicate directly with their youth target audience via brand advocacy programs, internship opportunities, community discussions, and surveys.