For the third time, JINC has organised Boss of Tomorrow. On Thursday, 26 January 2017, 200 youngsters all across the Netherlands will take over the role of CEOs, directors, mayors and editors-in-chief for one day. Amber Badloe, a 14-year-old student in her second year at Heldring VMBO in The Hague, has been invited to take the place of Dorothee van Vredenburch, NN Group Management Board member, for a day.
In the Netherlands, more than 600,000 children grow up in an environment with socio-economic challenges. They have talents and dreams, but often lack the valuable network, right skills, and familiarity with the professional world to develop their talents. This means that a positive start in the labour market is not a foregone conclusion for them. During ‘Boss of Tomorrow’, youngsters experience what it is like to be in charge for a day. They can see how a company works from within and make valuable contacts.
NN has been working with JINC for several years, through the corporate citizenship programme, ‘Future Matters’. This programme is aimed at improving the financial well-being and empowerment of people. Through JINC, NN Group contributes to projects that help increase opportunities for young people in the job market.
‘A child in the boss’ seat for a day adds value for both sides: refreshing ideas for a company and an unforgettable experience for a child,’ says Dorothee van Vredenburch. ‘It offers a child the opportunity to broaden his or her perspective.’
Find more information about Future Matters here.
More information about JINC is available here.