We are dedicated to creating life changing opportunities for Chicago youth through our AGB Foundation programs.
AGB Summer Business Internship
Students crave real-world experiences, and the AGB Summer Business Internship gives them just that. Our 6-week program exposes young adults to a variety of work environments and introduces them to the internal operations of a successful business. After completing a rigorous application process, our interns rotate through departments at various privately-owned businesses, nonprofits, or public organizations. Interns shadow skilled professionals to learn about daily expectations and challenges in their profession. Along the way, they gain valuable insight about the skills, disposition, and practices needed to be successful in a variety of fields. Applications for Summer 2017 interns will be posted in May.
AGB Community Appreciation
Each year, AGB celebrates its anniversary with three days of giving back—to employees, to customers, and to the community. On Always Giving Back Day, our leadership team adopts a local high school and spends time educating students about work opportunities and job readiness. We sit down with students and discuss skills they can be developing now to start and grow a business in the future. We describe the various careers involved in the security industry and the skills sets needed for them. We also share best practices for job seekers, from building effective resumes to succeeding at job interviews. We have found that many young people aren’t aware of all the possibilities available to them. They are eager to learn and respond to our encouragement. This partnership has proven very rewarding for us and for the students.
The AGB Foundation is passionate about removing barriers to educational access for young people of color. We offer a range of college scholarships each year to high school students and college-aged undergraduates. Our John H. Griffin, III, scholarship is for students who maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and qualify for free and reduced lunch. We also offer a Nia Griffin scholarship for a student with special needs or a limited ability and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. And we’re pleased to announce the Geneva Stringer Scholarship for a first-generation college student who has a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. These scholarships may be used for post-secondary educational expenses at any two-year college or four-year college or university.
People can’t achieve their potential when their most basic needs aren’t being met. The AGB Foundation understands this truth. We believe that young people and their families can overcome obstacles when they have the support and faith of others. We adopt deserving families with high school students. We shower them with food, clothing, gifts, school supplies, and other necessities to help them throughout the year. Our Family Love program is a celebration of our common dignity and shared faith. It is our joy and privilege to provide this service.