MOUNT VERNON — Thursday evening was the culminating event for the 2012-13 Mentorship for Leadership program.
Mentorship for leadership, said program coordinator Dr. John Jurkowitz, gives high school students the opportunity to explore specific career interests in a real-world way with a member of the community. Each student shadows two professionals (in two different fields) for one hour each, participates in formal seminar sessions and works with a mentor for at least 18 hours for an in-depth look into the occupation.
Thursday’s sharing session gave the participating students and their parents the opportunity to learn about each other’s experiences. Some of the students said they discovered the career they thought they might like is really not for them, while for others, like Kyle Hawk, Patrick Leber and Kelsey Myers, the mentorship experience confirmed their career choice.
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