NAPW and The Urban League Successfully Kick Off the "Open Doorways" Program
The National Association of Professional Women recently kicked off the NAPW/Urban League of Essex County "Open Doorways" Program.
Eight of our professional women members have volunteered to become a mentor to a middle school girl who is part of the Urban League after-school program in Newark, NJ.
During the kick-off event, the volunteers were paired with their 12-14 year-old mentees, and instant connections were made! For an entire school semester, each NAPW mentor will be in contact with her Urban League mentee, either during their once-a-month meeting, or at least once a week by phone or email.
Darrin Sharif, Director of Operations of the Urban League Essex County, noted, "the greatest gift someone can give is their time." We are truly inspired by the eight, incredible NAPW women who are dedicating their time, with one even driving more than two hours to come to Newark to meet with the girls.
Mentoring is a great way to give back to the youth of today. Reach out and be a blessing to someone today! Princess Divas is our group of young women that we meet with on a monthly basis, please visit our site and get a better feel for what we do. IT IS NEEDED, GIVE. Dr. MeChelle