What current mentoring or training initiatives might we learn from?
Take a moment to reflect on existing mentorship or coaching programs out in the world that you know of, or do some desk research to explore what's out there already. Which initiatives are seeing success and which ones seem to be stumbling – why? Which organisations or programs currently serve older adults well? Who's activating young people in new and unexpected ways? What programs, if any, are taking a fresh approach to connecting people to share what they know with others?
I just wanted to share this youth mentoring program that I have heard of in the Bay Area called Spark Program (Sparkprogram.org).
Spark is a national nonprofit that provides life-changing apprenticeships to youth from disadvantaged communities. S
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