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Make an Impact: Be a mentor

Make an Impact: Be a mentor

The above video is produced by Mentoring.org, a national organization promoting local mentoring organizations like Project Leadership. Project Leadership paves the way to and through college for local youth. We use the word ‘college’ as shorthand, a concise way to describe the options students have for training beyond high school; formally described as ‘post-secondary education’.…

Snow and success.

Snow and success.

Seth Godin’s tag line is “GO Make something happen.” He writes quick, short blog posts that encourage his readers to take action, which you can see in the post copied below. Godin’s recent post relates to Project Leadership, I think. Read it below. It’s not a problem if you prepare for it Buffalo famously gets…

How do you celebrate Thank Your Mentor Day?

How do you celebrate Thank Your Mentor Day?

As a highlight of National Mentoring Month 2016, Thank Your Mentor Day™ is celebrated January 21. Many Americans will reach out to thank or honor those individuals who encouraged and guided them, and had a lasting, positive impact on their lives. These are simple ways you can thank your mentor: Contact your mentor directly to express…

First Day Hikes celebrate the New Year!

First Day Hikes celebrate the New Year!

Do you make a new year’s resolution? The #1 resolution made is to lose weight, with getting healthy as #5. It’s safe to say improving health is on our mind at the New Year! First Day Hikes are a way to get a jump start on your resolutions – enjoy the outdoors with your family…

Can an hour a week make a difference? Read Jacob’s story

Can an hour a week make a difference? Read Jacob’s story

Can one hour a week make a difference? Project Leadership asks volunteers to give one hour each week to mentor a student. One hour to listen. One hour to provide feedback and friendship. One hour of accountability. The hours add up, like grains of sand in an hourglass. While the individual hour might seem insignificant,…

Meet Randy – A Project Leadership Graduate

At Project Leadership, we enjoy walking side-by-side with high school students as they form and pursue their post-secondary dreams. For Marion native, Randy Sheron, that meant pursuing a Social Work degree at Ball State University after high school. As a freshman 21st Century Scholar at Marion High School, Randy already knew that she wanted to…

Changes to FAFSA That Students & Guardians Need to Know

Changes to FAFSA That Students & Guardians Need to Know

There are a few changes happening to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA. These changes will take effect over the course of 2016. Here we will briefly overview the FAFSA changes so that parents and students will know how changes may effect them going forward. Previous year’s tax…

Six Qualities of Successful Mentors

Six Qualities of Successful Mentors

Project Leadership matches community mentors with a 21st Century Scholar in their freshman year of high school or college. Community volunteers are asked to commit an hour each week for one year. The one-year commitment allows for enough time to develop a relationship and have a positive impact on a student. However, it is not…

Frequently Asked Questions of Potential Mentors

Frequently Asked Questions of Potential Mentors

When we go out to recruit mentors, whether it be at a community event, a school, or a business meeting, our staff fields great questions from potential mentors. In order to spread the word about the Project Leadership mentoring program, we are gathering the questions frequently asked by members of the community, and then answering…