Since its inception the Transitions Mentoring Program has been making headlines in the youth arena. The program which is aimed at assisting disenfranchised youth has sought not only to pair participants with strong professional mentors in a program but also to provide wholesome activities as options for them to become involved in.
One such activity took place on February 6 at the Myles Munroe Diplomat center where scores of teens between the ages of 13 and 19 assembled for clean, fun, knowledge filled sessions at the first annual Transitions Teen Summit. Teens present represented various private, public school and local youth organizations including YEP, Rangers, Junior Achievers, P31 and Young Champions .Under the theme, Embracing The Potential Within, attendees were treated to powerful sessions around the importance of personal character, chasing dreams, goal setting and entrepreneurship for teens. Speakers featured during the session including Duquesa Dean, a John Maxwell Certified Trainer and Keshelle Davis a young entrepreneur among others.
As a part of the Transitions Mentoring Program a structured curriculum undergirds the one and one mentorship. Mentees are assigned mentors who share similar interests and that are best suited to assist in the accomplishment of mentee goals. So far, the program boasts a coed cohort of active mentees enrolled since September 2015. Mentees through constant interactions with mentors and their participation in the structured curriculum have lauded the program with being relevant, informative and helpful. There have also been tangible benefits derived for the participants. Since enrolling in the program one mentee’s GPA increased from A to B. The mentee attributed directly this feat to his involvement in the program.
There are many other wholesome activities on the horizon for this program as well as a new slate of mentees and mentors that will be recruited for the second cycle of the mentorship programme.