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Changing Lives through Mentorship

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Lacey Benton
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Have you ever had a mentor? Have you ever been a mentor?  In either case, mentorship can be a powerful experience for everyone involved.

Today on the show we’re going to be looking at the impact of mentorship – professionally, personally, and academically.  Having a mentor can be a total game-changer for a young person who doesn’t have a lot of other resources.  It’s also a really effective way for an older person with resources to make a major and direct difference.

We'll meet a mentor-mentee pair, talk about Baltimore City's YouthWorks program (and how you can apply), and speak broadly about how we can change our assumptions about mentorship when it comes to age, race, and socioeconomic status. 

Guests on this episode include:

YouthWorks participants Lauren Moeser, HR Business Partner for Howard Bank and Kayla Malone, YouthWorks intern at Howard Bank for three summers

Jason Perkins-Cohen, Director, Office of Employment Development Baltimore

Sadiq Ali, Director of Maryland MENTOR  

Are you an employer or potential intern looking to apply to YouthWorks? Make sure you apply before March 1! Visit http://youthworks.oedworks.com/

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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