Libra Mentorship Collaborates with Children’s Craniofacial Association
September 2020 – In partnership with the Children’s Craniofacial Association (CCA), Libra’s Mentorship Program hosted a four week career development virtual workshop series for the month of September. Participants included high school and college level students as well as CCA staff members. Those who attended the sessions represented about 10 different states from across the United States.
Topics each week included body language, interview skills, public speaking and personal budgeting. The workshop series was able to provide another channel for student engagement during the pandemic. Siobhan Owens, Libra Social Responsibility Program Director observed,
“Engaging with students virtually has always been an important component of our mentorship program and this year we have enjoyed being able to use our experience to respond quickly to organizations with ideas on ways to engage and support their students. During this time, our network and reach of students has grown not only throughout the US but also in Europe.”
The students were able to take home knowledge, tips, and resources after the conclusion of the series. As an extension of the Libra Mentorship programming, the Social Responsibility team offered monthly, virtual office hours to all participants. During office hours, the team provides one on one help to students with resume/cover letters, practice interviews or general career discussions.
The Libra Mentorship Program is a support structure for select young people – principally first-generation college students, and individuals who face socio-economic challenges (significantly, opportunity and achievement gaps, and the high incidence of inequality among young people of color). To learn more, visit our website or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.