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Comedian Tiffany Haddish has partnered with Ready to Succeed to launch an internship program for foster youth to work in positions at her She Ready Prods.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, She Ready will grant access and opportunity while also serving as a pipeline for talent that could lead to a more inclusive industry.
Paid interns will also receive mentorship and a “suitcase” packed with resources that will help ready them for work. Financial stipends will be provided to help cover transportation and other work-related expenses.
The program is open to foster youth and/or systems involved youth between 18 and 25 years old.
“I believe that children that come from different cultures deserve a chance to work in the industry and I would like people that look like me to be able to represent me too in the industry,” Haddish said in a statement.
Speaking to her boyfriend, Common, on his new Audible Original podcast Mind Power Mixtape last month, Haddish, a former foster child, revealed that she wants to foster children.
“I just want to bring survival skills, share everything I know with them,” she expressed in an exclusive clip shared with E! News. “I definitely want to either foster kids or adopt and get them at [age] seven—where they know how to use the bathroom, they can communicate, tell you they’re hungry.”
The She Ready Internship Program launches with confirmed sponsors United Talent Agency, Kovert Creative, Artists First and HBO, with other slots available for either platinum or gold sponsorships. Intern applications and more information is available now.