Nonprofit education group City Year Little Rock on Wednesday launched a mentorship program to enhance the career readiness of its AmeriCorps members.
The program, called the Women’s Leadership Council, will be part of the year-long professional development opportunity that AmericCorps provides to young adults during their service.
The program will pair female AmeriCorps members with mentors from diverse industries and backgrounds, City Year said in a news release. Over the course of two months, mentees will receive guidance on leadership skills, resume building, college and job applications, and more.
Along with co-chairs Dr. Creshelle Nash of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and Stephanie Streett of the Clinton Foundation, the first class of mentors includes:
- Sharita Bilson, Grace Place Therapy
- Kenya Davenport, Southern Bancorp
- Shannon Heard, Walton College of Business
- Lahoma Howard, Parkview High School
- Dr. Tochi Keeton, Healthwise Wellness
- Charlotte Llewellyn, Clinton School of Public Service
- Jennifer Long, Children's Protection Center
- Chante Moy, Baptist Health
- Veronica Neal, PEPPA Workspace
- Kathleen Pate, Clinton Presidential Library
- Taren Robinson, Blueprint Event Solutions
- Jasmine Verser, UAMS
- Stefanie Vestal, Clinton School of Public Service MPS Candidate 2024
The program is made possible by a gift from Chante and Roland Moy of Benton.