On January 23, 2014 The Center for International Trade & Development at Skyline College (CITD) and the SF Links held an inaugural Meet & Greet for the new Education Across the Miles, Liberia mentorship program. Eight Skyline College students were inducted into the program as both mentors and mentees. The young women were presented with acceptance letters signed by both the President of Skyline College and the President of the SF Links.
The goal of Education Across the Miles, Liberia is to expose Skyline College students to mentorship opportunities through the SF Links and provide them with tools to serve as mentors to the young women in Liberia. Concurrently, the program will also provide both educational and financial assistance via scholarships to young women in Liberia that aspire to graduate high school and pursue higher education. The Skyline student-mentors and young women in Liberia will engage in a cross cultural exchange where both parties will have the opportunity to teach, inspire, and learn about each other. The Skyline student-mentors 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.
Education Across the Miles, Liberia is made possible by an on-going partnership between the SF Links, Grand Bassa Community College in Liberia, the Liberian Senate, the CITD, and the African Diaspora Program at Skyline College.
Article by Pcyeta Stroud. Photod by Raul Guerra.