3/18/2014 3:23:49 PM
Charleston Young Professionals, a division of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, is partnering with Be a Mentor, a nonprofit organization headquartered in North Charleston, to encourage young professionals' involvement in the development of our region's future leaders.
With a rapidly evolving, global economy, the race for talent is increasingly competitive. Charleston Young Professionals is committed to ensuring that future generations are adequately prepared for career opportunities in our state by enhancing the quality of the talent in our region. Through this partnership with Be a Mentor, CYP members will have an active role in supporting the talent needs of targeted industry businesses.
"Young professionals want to be involved in all aspects of the business community as they continue their professional development," said Erica Wright, CYP Director. "This partnership gives CYP members another opportunity for high impact, hands-on community involvement."
"We are excited and proud to partner with CYP and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring in our community," explains Kristin Cunningham, Executive Director of Be A Mentor. "There are so many at-risk kids right here in the Lowcountry that just need to know someone believes in them and through our programs at Be a Mentor, we're able to connect them with positive, caring adults who will help prepare them for a successful future."
Be a Mentor has three signature programs throughout the Lowcountry. The Lunch Buddy program fills the need for in-school mentoring for elementary and middle school children. Project SHINE focuses on career exploration, academic success and teaches the importance of setting and reaching goals at the middle school grade levels. The Career Path program matches mentors with high school students interested in similar career areas.
Through weekly meetings, mentors work to instill confidence, build social and emotional skills and ensure that every child has a caring adult in their lives.
To learn how to get involved, contact Erica Wright, CYP Director at .