We rely on our volunteers to host talented youth from around the world to visit the San Francisco Bay Area for a 4~8 week stay. Volunteers will provide workshops on:
Professional interaction protocols
How to conduct research on markets (jobs, industries)
ZenPlay Scholars will be introduced to a series of innovative companies, to learn about their industry, company, and target market. ZenPlay Scholars will be expected to research the industry, company, and target markets in advance of each company visit, and to go prepared to ask thoughtful questions. A mentor volunteer will supervise ZenPlay Scholars’ research to ensure maximum effect.
Benefits for Scholarship Recipients
Exposure, experience, and contacts are key for young adults to imagine and create business opportunities for themselves and their peers.
Benefits for Businesses
ZenPlay Scholars are required to publish a running log using social media on their experiences researching and learning from innovative companies in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley. Scholarship recipients are anticipated to visit from all over the world, giving companies access to social media exposure in many languages and markets.
Benefits for Volunteers
Volunteers will have an opportunity to interact and share discussion with youths from a variety of countries and cultures.
ZenPlay relies on donations from individuals, companies, and grants.
ZenPlay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships for youths to experience the exciting innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our goal is to expose talented youths to innovative technology, companies, and culture. They, in turn, will share their experience, inspirations, ideas, and practical tools with others, and will return home to start a business or work for a company with newly acquired knowledge.