I got the chance to learn about his career, what his day looked like at work, information about higher education, and more. Together we had a chance to create and implement a program within a local elementary school that focused on the effects of bullying and strategies for dealing with bullying. At the graduation banquet, my community service project was selected as the most impactful for that cohort so I was awarded a $2,000 scholarship for my college career, which allowed me to purchase a laptop – that is with me still to this day.
Mentor For Change brought together a group of mentees and mentors in a unique community that fostered important conversations, provided great opportunities to learn about diverse career paths, shared resources, and helped mentees to establish our first professional networks. Through this unique community, I learned about careers and skills for job hunting, received practical help to pursue higher education, and learned about myself.