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Mentors sought for Seita Scholars foster care program

Sept. 15, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Professionals volunteering to serve as career mentors for Western Michigan University's Seita Scholars are invited to an orientation and training session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the President's Dining Room of the Bernhard Center.

The Seita program is a supportive WMU resource for students who have aged out of the foster care system. It helps former foster care students transition into young adulthood and develop life skills to achieve their full academic and career potential.

Marian Hawkins, Seita Scholars Program volunteer coordinator, says the Volunteer Career Mentor Service is seeking career professionals with a bachelor's or higher degree to engage mentees in such activities as mock interviewing, job shadowing, networking, information sharing, and discussions of career paths and plans.

Those interested in becoming a mentor may request an application or more information by contacting Marian Hawkins at marian.hawkins@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8357.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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