NOW ACCEPTING MENTORS
Mentor Sign-Up for Fall Kollab
Thank you for your interest in mentoring our Kollab youth. The program dates are from October 12th to December 11th.
In 2019 ABC7, Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs joined forces to design Kollab – an accredited program that brings together public and private partnerships, builds communities and promotes economic growth. By investing in our youth, the Alliance is ensuring that future employees have the soft, essential and technical skills to compete and prosper in the global economy.
Kollab paves the way by providing access to employment training and financial assistance opportunities for youth from our underserved communities. The program is offered to individuals 16-18 years of age (some 15 year old’s if they are mature). The youth are from our 20 Los Angeles Clubs and 138 sites (covering 88 cities in Los Angeles County) representing minority communities.
Mentorship will include two youth who are enrolled in the October – December Kollab program. Mentors meet with their youth on a weekly basis, usually Fridays since the weekdays contain master class sessions. As a mentor, you are updated on the weekly calendar of the youth’s schedule. It is encouraged for youth to socialize and provide feedback on the program sessions.
*Many mentors will have supplemental articles, information to enhance/augment the impact on the youth.
These sessions are to gain feedback from the youth regarding:
- Highlights of sessions (what were they)
Would they like any follow up information/deeper dive on particular session?
Provide support/guidance/next steps let us know like entry level jobs, internships/externships
Remind them to post minimum two things they learned on social media that their peers should know
Please email a headshot and brief bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org