What is the YouthWorks Mentors Program?
The YouthWorks Mentors program serves youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who want to learn about careers and prepare for success. Programming takes place at locations and schools in the Pittsburgh/Allegheny County area.
How does YouthWorks Mentors work?
Youth will learn interviewing skills, how to dress for success, communication skills, and how to handle challenges in the workplace. Mentors will help youth determine options for life after high school graduation, create a career plan, and set goals for the current academic school year. Youth will also have the opportunity to participate in a service learning project, which helps create leadership skills and community involvement.
What are the benefits of YouthWorks Mentors?
The program helps youth build career plans and skills and prepare for school completion, post-secondary training and productive work. Young people who are engaged with positive role models and equipped to navigate careers are more likely to see school as relevant, complete high school and post-secondary credentials, and transition to employment that launches careers. Mentoring isn’t just about today - it’s about the future.
Who is eligible for YouthWorks Mentors?
Mentors must be willing to:
- Make a one-year commitment to the program
- Attend monthly outside activities with mentee(s)
- Commit to correspondence by email and/or text with mentee
- Complete a pre-mentor training and pass a thorough background check
Who to contact:
Do you know a youth who could benefit from YouthWorks Mentors?