NextGen Talent, a nonprofit Career Information and Development Service in Boston that works to create a clear path to a good first job for underserved students. NextGen Talent created a first-of-its-kind career exploration platform called Elevate, which enables students in Boston high schools (O’Bryant in Roxbury, Brighton High, Excel Academy in East Boston, etc.) to connect with local, online “Career Guides” from a wide range of backgrounds and industries. Career Guides share their career story and advice with students ONLINE, which is especially important now given COVID’s effects on our labor market. This is an opportunity to provide students with “inside information” they can’t get from a job description or career exploration class and give underserved students — especially low-income students of color — access to networks that traditionally only benefit a few.