Just in time for national mentoring month, the Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI) was awarded a $7,000 grant from YouthBuild USA to launch a mentoring program for Project YouthBuild students. National support for this initiative was provided by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This program focuses on closing the opportunity gap by improving academic and placement outcomes; and increasing opportunities to connect with positive role models.
IWI is currently recruiting entrepreneurs, business professionals, and community leaders to serve as mentors for the program. Mentors must be willing to commit to 15 months of service and to participate in six hours per month of activities, community service events, and individual face time with student mentees. All mentors will receive an orientation and have the support of monthly mentorship calls. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like more information about the program please contact IWI at 352.225.3307.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to create a much needed mentoring program for young people served by Project YouthBuild in Gainesville. We look forward to working with YouthBuild USA in the coming year on this important initiative.” said Jonathan Leslie, IWI Executive Director/CEO.
Keira Simmonds, mentoring program coordinator is attending the 5th Annual National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C. January 28th through the 30th. This event is the only national forum bringing a diverse cross section of the mentoring sector together to advance mentoring’s impact on individuals and their communities.
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