b'THE WARM AND THE COZYKeep warm with this mahogany mink and crystal fox cape, The Fur Salon, 51 Academy Street, South Orange, 973-763-2283Kyndell Pierce and Dominique Laing-Roger were coordinators for the program, check-ing in on the businesses and students several times a week.communication.SouthOrangeVil- taughtheraboutthebusinessitself: lage Trustee Donna Coallier, a formerthe rationale of why they follow cer-partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers,tain procedures and how it affects their trainedthestudentslastyearusingentireoperation.PasternackhelpedPerfect for Valentines Day, these tools she had gained in the corporatewithplantinventory,theintakeofromantic blooms, in neutral tones, arena. Rather than lecturing, she madefresh florals, and the varied care of dif- are artfully arranged and available in two sizes, $75 - 140. Order online before the sessions experiential so the studentsferent plants. Braverman had a great2/8/23 at wildlyfloral.co. Wildly Floral,could build real skills. For instance, inexperienceandsays,[Abby]wasso9 Scotland Road, South Orangeherresume-buildingsession,shehadprofessional and really took initiative. kids break into groups, capture their in- AlthoughYouthNetdoesntask terests on a flipchart and then translatebusinesses to pay the students, they areImprove your sleep them into skills they could use on theirhoping to secure a grant through thewith The my-Woolly Pillow resumes. To teach the art of network- Achieve 100% natural, ing, Collier had the kids name whereFounda- washable and adjust-they wanted to work and then see whotionsoable. Queen $139/King $149, The had connections that could help themtheycanEthical Mattress Co, 387 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, 201-get a foot in the door. (Apparently a lotprovidea618-3565; ethicalmattress.com of kids want to work with animals.)stipendto Toensurethatbothmentorandeachpar-student get the most out of the intern- ticipant.This firm textured foam roller allows you ship program, Malloy hires two coor- M a l l o yto address knots in specific muscle Camilla Finch Teitelman,groups, $29.98, The Core Place, 178 dinators, typically teachers, who checkco-chair of the YouthNetbelievesMaplewood Avenue, Maplewood, inwiththebusinessesandthestu- board of directors, worksthiswill973-996-2063; thecoreplace.tirelessly alongside Malloy dents several times a week. They helpto make the internshipincreasecom solve problems and coach the studentsprogram better eachthenum-throughout the program. year. ber of stu-Valerie Rojas Braverman of Bravedents who sign up.Floral in Maplewood Village became aSome of the businesses are hopingThe NY Soft Pretzelle is aregion-mentor for the first time last summer.to participate again this year. The Ma- al collaboration using heritage She says, It was a nice opportunityplewood Township DPW even offeredgrain from Farmer Ground, toconnectwithpeopleinthecom- tohiretheirinternaftergraduation.local butter from Ronnybrook munity, and liked that the programMalloybelievestheprogramcanbeFarm Dairy, and local honey was well or- a catalyst for a students future careerfrom Andrews Honey. Avail-g a n i z e d .and says, The idea that you can thinkable fresh and hot, $6 each, Bravermanof something you love and might wantand in 4-packs (to freeze and reheat), $20, The Pretzel Shop, waspairedto do you can test out [with the in- 108 W. South Orange Avenue, South withCHSternship program] before youre fullyOrange, 973-327-4075; martinspretzels.comsophomorecommitted. AbbyPas- Business owners or nonprofits who ternack whowishtoparticipateintheprogramShow your style and keep your noggin warm workedoneshould contact Diane Malloy at youth- with this black and white heather beanie, dayaweek.netplus@gmail.com.$15, Studio 509, 509 Valley Street, Maple-R a t h e rValerie Rojas-Braver- Ellen Donker entered the workforce inwood, 973-275-0509;thangivingman mentored a CHShigh school with a job at Burger King.studio509fitness.comsophomore at her shop, hertasks,Brave Floral. Photo byShe did not choose the fast food industry BravermanJulia Maloof Verderosa. for a career.feature story /35'