Are you a teen trying to decide what you want to do professionally? Mentoring is a great way to test drive a profession to see if it is really for you. Here are a few (Huntsville/Madison) places to start.
From the Bureau of labor and Statistics
The Occupational Outlook Handbook put out by the Department of Labor examines many career paths and is a wonderful free online resource.
The handbook will tell you the basic facts, including:
The type of education and degree is needed.
Whether on-the-job training is available or required.
How much someone can make in that field.
A projection of the job's growth over time.
A breakdown of data by states.
Similar opportunities to the job of interest.
Other information to give you and your teen an overall idea of almost every career option.
100 Black Men of America – Greater Huntsville Chapter
Target Audience: 100 BMOA GHC "Men of Tomorrow” Mentoring and Education Programs - conducting bi-monthly Reading and Math tutoring and mentoring sessions with Huntsville and Decatur middle through high school African American males, that are most often times considered at-risk and from single parent homes. Our MOT program currently has 30 at-risk young African American Males enrolled in this program. Our goal is to assign each MOT Mentee a dedicated member of the 100 BMOA GHC as a Mentor. We also, engage in group and peer mentoring every 2 and 4 Saturday of each month.
Young Life of Northern AL
About Young Life
Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids around the world — where they are, as they are. Leaders faithfully attend football practices in the Minneapolis suburbs, mingle with teenagers at a mall in Stockholm and play pick-up soccer with former child-soldiers in Liberia. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.
We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
Girls Incorporated of Huntsville
About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
My Future is Bright
Beverly Jones-Durr Enterprises, LLC
I provide mentor opportunities for two girls, ages 12-17 each summer. The duties will vary but most are office related. In addition you will learn the ends and outs of running an online business and experience the challenges being an entrepreneur. Running a business can be a challenge but we still manage to have fun. If you have been contemplating become a Boss Lady, here’s your test drive opportunity.
Details for application and acceptance will be posted later.
Work Can be FUN!