We started as a community initiative among a few friends. Our founders created TBL after recognizing a gap: New York public high school students with potential often do not live or learn in environments conducive to learning about business and professional career development. At the same time, there were plenty of successful business professionals throughout the city who were likely willing and able to provide that exposure and share their practical experiences.
With every class, Tomorrow's Business Leaders strive to close that gap. What's our value-add? Students get to interact with young role models who know exactly what it takes to be successful in school and in the workplace -- and who can bring that practical knowledge right into the classroom in a fun and engaging way.
As the word as spread and our volunteer base has grown, we've managed to keep a high level of quality. Volunteers are selected from a diverse array of industries and have come from top firms such as J.P. Morgan, Citi, McKinsey, Cisco, etc.