Thanks to all those who attended our Education Mini-Forums in the last couple months! In June we discussed #2 of three things children need in their lives that cost NO money:
- High standards
- A caring adult
- Meaningful participation
Here’s what we learned from each of the three panelists:
The local high school counselor representing a CURRENT hands-on perspective of her experiences dealing with youth on a daily basis referenced several challenges, including:
how to act/how to dress, etc.
The large company employer representing youth’s FUTURE employment opportunities gave us a blatant example of how “the bar has been raised” and that many employers inform potential applicants “Do NOT apply for this job if you are currently unemployed“.
And finally, we had mentor & mentee success stories to represent REAL examples of of how powerful it is to have a caring adult in a child’s life.
We conclude our 3-part Series with #3, “Meaningful Participation” and now leave it up to YOU to take the lead and get involved. In addition to getting involved with “Be a Mentor“, here are some local events and ways to participate:
- FREE Events for Kids and Teens
- FREE Music and Movies at Hayward City Hall
- Hayward Area Recreation & Parks District: http://haywardrec.org/
- Hayward Area Historical Society: http://haywardareahistory.org/events/
(June Education Mini-Forum sponsored in part by Anna May, Greg Jones and Be a Mentor)