The BB2C Career Mentor program matches local volunteers with middle and high school students. The goal of the Mentor program is to help students develop decision-making skills that will aid them throughout the rest of their school years and will help them when choosing a career path that fits their needs and interests.
Recently the students involved with the Mentor Program for the 2017-18 year were surveyed about their experience. More than half of the students, 58%, indicated that their mentor had helped them with an obstacle this year. They also indicated help with homework, behavior, and career information. Over 80% of the students and mentors met weekly or bi-weekly. Of the 26 students who completed our survey, 21 would like to have a mentor again next year. This is 81%.
We are proud of the progress that our Career Mentor program is making. When Building Bridges to Careers started the Career Mentor program in 2015-2016 there were 18 mentors in one school. The program has grown to include 49 mentors in 3 districts and 5 buildings in Washington County during the 2017-2018 year. During the upcoming year, mentors will be able to participate in our program in all six districts in Washington County: Marietta, Warren, Fort Frye, Frontier, Belpre and Wolf Creek.
If you would like to make a difference in students’ lives, we would love to have you as a mentor in one of our Washington County Districts. Below are the training dates for this year. Just follow the link to let us know you are interested. Career Mentor Program