Alongside academic curriculum focused on career readiness, NorthStar will provide a variety of practical job training experiences for students as NorthStar service delivery grows to include 9th grade in 2015. NorthStar boys will be invited to develop basic job skills by working in grounds and facilities maintenance, providing support at athletic events, leading site tours, and selling concessions in the facility’s Welcome Center. NorthStar staff will assist these young men in the development of basic job skills, such as timeliness, professionalism. Organizational strategic plans call for the creation of a dynamic internship model that will invite NorthStar alumna to serve as after-school tutors, mentors, and assistant coaches. This model will also invite interested alumni to participate in Omaha Outward Bound School instructor trainings when they reach age 18.