Our Internship Team
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Dunlap High School
Class of 2024
Sidhaant Kadam is a rising junior at Dunlap High School. Sidhaant Kadam is a dedicated challenge-pursuing student who is enrolled in the Advanced Placement and Honors program at his high school. One of his most important traits in his toolbelt is his growth mindset. His motivation and drive to make the world a better place is what makes him unique among the rest.
Sidhaant is excited and is looking forward to participating in the International Business & Development Program this upcoming year. He loves learning about the real world applications regarding business development and growth. In the near future, Sidhaant would like to take what he has learned and apply it to his own business which would help communities prosper.
Dunlap High School
Class of 2025
Michael Gong is currently a sophomore at Dunlap High School. Michael devotes extensive time toward extra-curricular activities, making the high honor roll, and improving leadership skills.
Michael is on the varsity soccer team at his school. He has been playing the sport for nearly a decade. Michael is also involved in his school's Future Business Leaders of America chapter. He placed 3rd overall in a video production event during the 2022 National Leadership Conference. In his free time, Michael enjoys filmmaking, hanging out with friends, and playing video games.
Michael is thrilled to join the International Business & Development Internship. He is avid to take on the exciting opportunity of working with small businesses. Michael hopes to use the knowledge and skills he has learned from Future Business Leaders of America to benefit others and further improve his leadership.
Dunlap High School
Class of 2026
Harmin Patel is a freshman at Dunlap High School. He is excited to start high school and can't wait for the adventures that awaits him. He is a dedicated student and has a passion for learning.
Harmin is currently is numerous Honors and high-level classes. He is planning on doing clubs such as student council, speech club, UNICEF, Interact, Scholastic Bowl, Chess, Tennis, and possibly a few others. He is also a committed volunteer who wants to give back to his community. He has approximately 67 hours so far from places like the Midwest Food Bank, Illinois Cancer Care, and many others.
Harmin Patel is excited in participating int he International Business Development Internship. He is interested in how the economy works and hopes to possibly create his own business one day. Harmin one day hopes to build his own philanthropic, affluent business to which he may leave his mark on the world.
Our Business Partner
Mr. Musa hopes to retire early and allow people to work for him.
Mr. Musa uses the profit from his business to help his parents, pay for education fees, and fulfill his own needs.
Mr. Musa enjoys watching soccer. His favorite team is Real Madrid.
Financially literate entrepreneurs make growth-oriented financial and economic decisions for their savings, borrowing, and investments. Our team is working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to create an effective financial tracking system for his business finances, receipts, and daily costs.
Our team identified target markets and key demographics to create a customer acquisition plan. We are working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to redesign his brand and create effective marketing campaigns.
Steady growth is a critical component of creating self-sustaining communities. Our team is working to identify key areas of opportunity for Isiyaka Sa’ad and design solutions with grant money to improve his business to foster growth.
Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced some of the highest growth rates globally over the past 10 years. While this means that people in these nations have become more optimistic about their social and economic future, the region continues to face a myriad of historical problems. In order to continue steady growth and achieve a future of equitable conditions in the region, our International Internship Program team seeks to build stronger communities from the grassroots level through fundraising for community development.
Funds raised are used to implement community-based education programs, pay staff to run the operations on-site, and invest in training for local leaders. Leadership Initiatives uses fundraised money to develop a network of support for actionable change and accountability between our team, the Leadership Initiatives staff, and the community stakeholders we work with.