DCF/GOALS Mentor Program

Give back by being a GOALS/Partner 4 Success mentor!

WIBA has partnered with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to help them find mentors for their GOALS/Partner 4 Success program. The goal of this three-year pilot program is to provide training for adults who have had employment barriers and receive food assistance as a result.  An intensive six-week training program provides soft skills development as well employer-specific training that are matched with entry level employment opportunities.  The program offers ongoing assistance such as transportation, clothing and child care assistance to ensure job retention.

Each class has about 15 students and DCF would like a mentor per student.

Here are the expectations for each mentor:
  • Mentors need to make initial contact by calling and introducing themselves.
  • Make one call a week, set a time limit, anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.
  • Ask the student how the classes are going and if they have any questions about job seeking.
  • The goal is to support the student, help them keep a positive outlook and show them the community is there for support.

 

 

If you don’t have time to be a mentor, here are some other ways you can volunteer:

  • Be a mock job interviewer.
  • Give facility tours to the GOALS students.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Daniel Sanchez at daniel.sanchez@ks.gov. For more information about the program, please visit their website. Thank you!

 

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