Advocating for Student Apprenticeships

Our mission is to broaden the narrative around higher education. Simply put, a call to action to implement student apprenticeships across America. We are accomplishing this by using business partnerships that begin in high school, in addition to supporting vocational school as an equally esteemed alternative to a four-year degree. Apprenticeships can provide skills in a variety of areas, such as tech, business operations, sales, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, or the trades. Apprenticeships can also lead directly to full-time employment upon high school graduation. For high school students less inclined to attend college or vocational school, an apprenticeship could be the difference between poverty and realized potential.

Our Apprentices

Alannah is a sophomore at Belmont University where she is studying music business with a minor in nutrition. With a passion for songwriting, she hopes to go into music publishing.

Career Goal: Successful song plugger.  
Alyn Vaughn Apprenticeship Focus: Sales

Learn more about Alannah here!


Nesha joined Alyn Vaughn through our partnership with Youth Villages, a non-profit supporting youth aging out of foster care. Upon finishing high school, Nesha aspires to continue her education in the area of nursing.

Career Goal: LPN or CNA
Alyn Vaughn Apprentice Focus: Product, Life Skills

Learn more about Nesha here!


Ana is a freshman at Vol State Community College. Her parents are entrepreneurs in industries that dovetail with her desire of becoming a developer, which speaks to her passion for interior design and real estate. While seeking a four year degree, her goal is to gain as much practical business experience then launch an all-encompassing enterprise with her family.

Career Goal: Developer of single family homes; interior stylist
Alyn Vaughn Apprenticeship Focus: Sales, Marketing, Product Assortment 

Learn more about Ana here!


Yasmine joined Alyn Vaughn through our partnership with Nashville YoungLives, a local ministry for teen moms. In addition to being a dedicated mom to Baby Charles, she recently acquired her GED and hopes to continue her education in the area cosmetology. 

Career Goal: Licensed Cosmetologist
Alyn Vaughn Apprenticeship Focus: Product Lead for Retail and Wholesale, Life Skills

Learn more about Yasmine here!


Rowan is a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University where she is studying business administration with a minor in finance and economics. She is attending college on a full ride through various awarded scholarships.

Career Goal: Human Resources or Hospitality 
Alyn Vaughn Apprenticeship Focus: Business Operations, Wholesale Business Development 

Learn more about Rowan here!

Life Scholarships

We help our student apprentices when they need a little extra assistance to overcome life's challenges.

  • We awarded Rowan $1,000 toward a newer and more reliable vehicle. This award brought the monthly payments down to a more manageable amount. Rowan has been on her own pretty much her entire life. We are honored to be there to support her when life needs occur.
  • We awarded Alannah $1,000 towards spring Semester at Belmont. This award reduced the amount of tuition paid by Alannah’s parents and grandparents.
  • We awarded Yasmine $425 towards Driver’s Education. After acquiring her GED, the next life step for Yasmine was to secure her driver’s license. As a teen mom with limited resources, it was an honor to express how proud we are of her accomplishments this year through lightening her financial load.
  • We awarded Ana $500 towards her DACA renewal and $3,000 towards tuition. These two awards provided much needed financial relief to Ana and her family. Because Ana is not a U.S. citizen, she is required to pay out of state tuition in excess of $17,000 per year for community college. These two awards significantly help her parents who are working very hard to provide her with an education.