Goodwill’s NexStep GED Mentoring Program

Make a Difference – Be a Mentor!


WIBA continues the partnership with Goodwill’s NexStep GED completion program to provide mentors for their students. These young adults tackle the goal of obtaining their GED while working (often more than one job) and most of them have other family obligations. It can be a daunting challenge. But we can make that challenge easier to overcome for them.

Beginning in February 2018, WIBA members who volunteer as a mentor will have an opportunity to meet their student. Mentors are asked to make a short phone call once a week to their assigned student. The conversation is simply to ask how they are doing in class if they have any particular issues they want to discuss – and most importantly – to let them know you support and believe in them. These words of encouragement are so appreciated by the students!

Mentors will be recognized during the graduation ceremony in May. This mentoring project is an important part of the WIBA Business Growth Initiative and can make the difference between trying and giving up or graduating. NexStep continues to work with these students after graduation to assist them with obtaining a better job, entering college or a technical training program to help achieve their individual dreams.

Please sign up to become a mentor for this worthwhile program by contacting Alicia Holloway at (316) 201-3264 or at Thank you for making a difference!