Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy To Hold 1st Training Session For Empower Mentoring Program

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy has recruited several individuals interested in serving as mentors to CGLA students and will hold its first training session on Wednesday, at 5 p.m. at CGLA. The Empower Mentoring Program will connect CGLA students with caring adult advocates who will provide encouragement and support in academics, college and career planning, life skills, and leadership development. CGLA mentors will be expected to commit at least five hours per month to mentoring activities and to connect with their CGLA mentee weekly.

Mentors will assist with tutoring and homework help; building students’ self-esteem; identifying resource needs; and exposing students to potential career choices and new experiences. CGLA will provide training and ongoing support to mentors throughout the program.

CGLA will continue to recruit new mentors - individuals interested in participating in the mentor program should contact D’Wauna Young, CGLA Empowerment Coordinator, at 423 702-7230 or dwaunayoung@cglaonline.com


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