Thanks to the generous support of the Community Connectors grant program from the State of Ohio, the LifeTown Mentoring Program matches students with special needs from Columbus City middle and high schools with local business professionals.

The students and their mentors meet once a month for eight months to build 21st century job seeking skills. From learning about job responsibilities to identifying the student’s individual skills, to preparing a resume and practicing interview responses—our students and their mentors have a great time learning new skills! The mentoring relationship in LifeTown’s safe, nurturing environment builds the students’ confidence and self-esteem.

The culmination to this program is the Sequent Job Fair at LifeTown. Students show off their new found confidence and practice their networking skills with more than 20 community employers including Abercrombie & Fitch, Alliance Data, Cardinal Health, Target, Walmart, and Wendy’s.

If your school is interested in participating in the Mentoring Program for next school year, please contact Esther Kaltmann at 614-939-0765

See our Mentor Program in Action!