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Mentoring program offers career day for kids

Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 17:41:25-05
A life-changing mission to help at-risk kids in the community. That's the mission of the Goodwill GoodGuides mentoring program.
 
Mentors work with children ages 12 to 17 who are at risk of dropping out of school. The pairs take on monthly projects with the kids that help develop their passions that could one day turn into a career.
 
The program held a career day event on Saturday where 9OYS Reporter Rikki Mitchell spoke. The students had a chance to hear about careers in media and then one student became the reporter and interviewed mentor Lauren Chon about the program. 
 
During the career day, students also heard from a member of the Air Force, a local business owner and representatives from Pima Community College and the University of Arizona. 
 
The program is part of a national initiative by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 
 
Mentors spend a minimum one year with their kids. If you're interested in becoming a mentor, call 520-623-5174 ext. 1137.