Girls face unique struggles during adolescence and in school that can make it difficult to succeed. ‘Career Pathways,’ a Leading Ladies Initiative, meets those students at a critical point in their lives. Students in the program are interviewed and employed at a local nonprofit for a semester, where they learn practical job skills, earn a paycheck, and make a difference in their community. These students are also paired with a mentor, many of them Leading Ladies, who offer advice, counseling, or a listening ear throughout the semester. This program has seen tremendous success, and many students have found new direction and passion for their education and their future.
If you would like to get involved as a mentor for a Career Pathways students, please contact Naomi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 865-483-8431!