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The future success of the hospitality industry depends on leaders like you. Lending your time and expertise can make an immediate impact on a student’s passion for a career in the industry. As a restaurateur, hotelier or allied business, you can help develop the leaders of tomorrow first-hand by becoming involved in the following opportunities:


As a mentor, you will play different roles at different times, according to your student mentee needs. Mentors help students make the connection between their present performance and their future. Mentors provide overall support for student goals, career competence and character development.


Give your time to help shape the future of the industry by volunteering to be a guest speaker, host a field trip, be an advisor, host job shadowing or lead a workshop. Serve as a mentor, judge, volunteer, or sponsor for the N.C. ProStart Invitational and other annual events. By serving in these capacities, your commitment of time and resources will make a significant impression on the lives of future leaders.


By bringing together the industry and the classroom, industry based education gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors to fulfilling careers. Your investment unleashes opportunities that can inspire lifelong goals. Your generous, tax-deductible donation to the NC HEF directly supports students and educators immediate educational needs. Contact us to find out how you can support NC HEF and ProStart.



Get involved with ProStart

Below you will find our ProStart program involvement form, which will help you find opportunities that match our needs with your areas of expertise and interests. Please fill out the information below, click the submit button, and a representative from the NC HEF will contact you.


ProStart is a two-year high school-to-career  restaurant management and culinary arts program that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow's industry leaders.



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