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Education Across the Miles: Mentorship Program with Liberia

ADP_logo[1]As part of an on-going partnership with the SF Links, Inc., Grand Bassa Community College in Liberia and the Liberian Senate, the CITD, through the African Diaspora Program at Skyline College, is launching a unique mentorship project for young women: Education Across the Miles.

The goal of Education Across the Miles is to provide both educational and financial assistance via scholarships to young women in Liberia that aspire to graduate high school and pursue higher education. At the same time, Education Across the Miles seeks to expose Skyline College students to mentorship opportunities through the SF Links and provides them with tools to serve as mentors to the young women in Liberia.

Seven members of the International Trade and Services (ITS) Facet of SF Links agreed to contribute a $200 scholarship for each of the seven Liberian high school girls. The ITS Facet’s contribution will allow Skyline College student mentors and Liberian young women to engage in a cross cultural exchange where both parties will have the opportunity to teach, inspire, and learn about each other. The Skyline College students will be able to learn and apply their mentorship skills, network with their Liberian peers, and gain a better global awareness and general understanding of the African Diaspora.

Article by Pcyeta Stroud, Photo by Cherie Colin.