High School Mentoring Program
Career Exploration - Workforce Development Mentor Program
Objective of program: For mentors to serve as a source of knowledge and support in an effort to enhance the student’s opportunity for personal development and workforce exploration and prepare them to be career or advanced education ready upon graduation.
Goal in developing the program by the Chamber, City & USD-234 was to help both the students to be on a path to success, as well as what we call workforce development – developing a funnel of employees for our local employers – exposing students to local career opportunities available – possibly for employment now or right after college – maybe those students will move away and come back to Fort Scott someday!
Format of the Program:
Once per month a group activity, speaker or tour is organized by the Chamber.
Minimum of once per month the student-mentor matches meet one-on-one to talk about personal goals, a list of suggested topics, or if other issues the student may have going on they would like to discuss.
The program is funded in part by the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation in addition to a $5,000 grant received Spring 2022 by Choice Hotels on behalf of our local Sleep Inn!
Community members interested in being mentors, and students interested in the program, may contact the Chamber of Commerce at 620-223-3566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in being a mentor?
Please complete these forms and return to the Chamber: (mail 231 E. Wall St., Fort Scott, KS 66701; email email@example.com; or fax 620-223-3574).
Mentor Training Guide and PowerPoint
Click here for Mentor Training Guide.
Click here for Mentor Training PowerPoint.
Mentor Program Resources - see modules listed below:
These are resources that may be used by the mentors for topic/discussion ideas for one-on-one visits with students.
Life Skills - in the following categories:
- Basic Vehicle Maintenance
- Driver License Information for Kansas
- Household Financing
- Jobs Dress Code
- Personal Health
The modules listed above were developed by the 2017-18 LEAD Bourbon County class, a leadership program organized by the Chamber.
Thank you to those LEAD class members for their work in further developing the mentor program.