Do you have the intense desire and drive to achieve your "Wildest Dreams" and are you looking to gain a competitive edge towards the most selective colleges and universities?!
Then get nominated and apply to the prestigious, award-winning, and nationally acclaimed
Summer Business and Leadership Institute (SBLI)
and become a great LEADER NOW™!!!
ABL will ONLY ACCEPT ONE SCHOLAR PER SCHOOL for the 2016 SBLI
Enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis once a scholar is accepted
Applications are by invitation only
The 2016 SBLI application process has already begun!
For SBLI program information, please click here..







Volunteers

We would first like to thank thousands of our previous volunteers for generously and selflessly giving their time to ABL. ABL has utilized the talents of over 7,000 volunteers to produce its life changing results. Each summer, over 500 volunteers from diverse industries and backgrounds contribute.

Overview: ABL recognizes the time pressures on today's professionals. Therefore, volunteer opportunities are tailored to suit each individual's time schedule. Volunteer opportunities can range from a one-time one hour presentation (during the Summer Business and Leadership Institute) to up to 10 hours per month as a BOLT (Building Outstanding Leaders Today) mentor. BOLT is a follow-up ten-month program targeting the top 20-25% of the SBLI graduates (student ranking is based on overall performance during SBLI).

Skills Necessary to Participate: Passion to make a difference in the life of all youth but primarily underserved youth; prior presentation and facilitation skills are helpful. All volunteers are asked to fill out an ABL volunteer survey that assesses their availability, skills, and areas of interest. One-on-one mentors are matched based on shared interests. Business attire is required for SBLI and BOLT speakers. Business casual is acceptable for Saturday seminar mentors. An orientation and a training workshop are provided by ABL for the BOLT one-on-one mentors. In addition, all one-on-one mentors are fingerprinted for their and their mentee's protection in compliance with the rules and guidelines set forth by the California Governor's Mentoring Partnership. All SBLI and BOLT volunteers are invited to attend the students' presentations and graduation at the dates listed below. If you are interested in attending any of ABL's special events, please contact us by clicking here.



Volunteer Activity Brief Description Number Needed Frequency / Duration Start / End Date One-Time / Recurring
ABL Ambassador as part of the Speakers’ Bureau Conduct workshops at local middle and high schools to recruit students for SBLI.
No Limit
Scheduled daily by ABL at over 150 local schools
Year-round
One-time or recurring
ABL Ambassador Represent ABL at various educational workshops that address the need for corporate involvement; and attend outreach meetings and special functions with ABL President.
5
As need arises for 1-2 hours
Year-round
One-time or recurring
SBLI Orientation Presenter Give parents "a taste of SBLI" by introducing them to general concepts of financial planning and investments.
2-4
Saturday for 3-4 hours
6/28/2014
One-time
SBLI Orientation Booth Host Share with parents the various financial services offered by your company.
2-4
Saturday 8AM-2PM
6/28/2014
One-time
SBLI Guest Speaker Enhance the innovative hands-on SBLI business curriculum by sharing personal insights or industry expertise.
Up to 100
M-F For 1.5 hours between 8AM-2:30PM
6/30/2014-7/25/2014
One-time or recurring (speak at one site or multiple SBLI sites)
SBLI Field Trip Host Expose students to a variety of opportunities. Students learn how the corporation functions, the different roles and responsibilities of personnel, and how to interact with key decision makers.
Up to 30
Multiple field trips for all students if possible
6/30/2014-7/25/2014
from 9AM-1:30PM
(4-5 hour minimum time commitment)
One-time or recurring
SBLI Business Plan Group Mentor Advise and steer small groups of students in the development of a Business Plan for a real start-up.
Up to 100
M-F For 1.5 hours between 8AM-2:30PM
TBA
One-time or recurring
SBLI "Beyond ABL" Panelist and Workshop Presenter An-all-site event where over 200 students hear from college and industry panels. They also participate in a fun all-site basketball tournament.
2-4
9AM-1PM
TBA
One-time
SBLI Oral Business Plan Judge Become both audience and evaluator to the students' oral business plan presentations, criteria provided by ABL.
25
1 Day, 4-6 hours Between 8AM-2:30PM
TBA
One-time or recurring
SBLI Written Business Plan Judge Evaluate students' written business plans at the comfort of your own home or office, criteria provided by ABL.
25
Up to 10 hours
TBA
One-time or recurring
SBLI Semi-Regional Business Plan Judge An executive with extensive business plan evaluation experience and/or VC can volunteer to be on a panel of judges to determine the inter-site top three teams to send to the Regional Competition!
2
8:00AM-2:00PM
TBA
One-Time
BOLT Team Building and Leadership Development Retreat Coach Join ABL staff and BOLT students and act as a volunteer coach at a ropes course training in beautiful Malibu for a two day retreat where students face their fears, overcome obstacles, and learn to trust themselves and their teammates in the process.
10
Friday morning - Sunday afternoon
TBA
One-time
BOLT Saturday Seminar Guest Speaker Further enhance the knowledge gained during SBLI by covering a variety of cutting-edge topics.
1
Once a month on Saturdays 10AM-12PM
TBA
One-time
BOLT Weekday Seminar Guest Speaker Further enhance the knowledge gained during SBLI by covering a variety of cutting-edge topics.
1
Once a month on first Tuesday 5PM-7PM
TBA
One-time
BOLT Group Mentor Join BOLT participants during lunchtime to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to the monthly BOLT seminar themes.
10-20
Saturday Seminars 11:30AM-1:30PM or Weekdays Seminar 5PM-6PM
TBA
One-time or recurring
BOLT One-On-One Mentor Bond and enjoy a positive relationship with eager and focused students; and provide guidance pertaining to your mentee’s school, BOLT, college preparation, and career exposure at a critical time in their personal development.
20
Attend lunch discussions once a month on Saturdays; establish contact with mentee (via email, phone, or face-to-face) at least once a week.
TBA
Recurring
BOLT Money Management Workshop Presenter (New Component) Provide students with the foundation to help make investment decisions; identify financial goals and risk; determine asset allocation; build a stock portfolio for the Advanced Stock Competition; and monitor performance.
5-10
Monthly on Saturdays 9AM-10AM
TBA
One-time or recurring
BOLT Advanced Stock Market Competition e-Coach (New Component) Answer students’ investment questions; monitor performance. All e-coaches are invited to attend students’ presentations and graduation.
At least 20
Variable and flexible 2-3 hours per month
TBA
Recurring
BOLT Advanced Stock Market Competition Judge (New Component) BOLT students will be expected to write a final report on the performance of their stock portfolio, and present their findings to a panel of judges.
3-5
One Saturday
TBA
One-time
BOLT CEO Round Table Host Tap into young talent early on by introducing students to opportunities at the hosting corporation and its industry. In addition, CEO Round Tables allow senior executives and BOLT students to interact with each other directly and work on company specific issues.
1-2
(Round Tables)
M-F For 3 hours between 4:30PM-7:30PM
TBA
One-time or recurring
BOLT Internship Host Host a dedicated and trained BOLT student at your site; students are to be exposed to a variety of operations under the supervision of an assigned host mentor.
5-10
(Interns to be placed)
Varies per student’s schedule 10-20 hrs. /wk.
TBA
Recurring
ABL Board of Directors Senior Executive to serve on the Board of Directors to affect policy decisions and mission of ABL.
1
Quarterly
TBA
Recurring
ABL Committee Member In order to help strengthen the delivery of ABL’s programs, serve on the following committees: fundraising, school/community outreach, education, special events, volunteer recruitment, media/PR, and curriculum development.
6
Monthly
TBA
Recurring
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