The event will also feature opening remarks by Arthur Evans, Acting Director of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services; performances by mentors, mentees and guests; a mentor recognition ceremony; a slide show and a raffle.
According to AIC director Evelyn Busby, in addition to matching youth with mentors, the AIC’s mentor program offers a host of activities focusing on issues of concern to older youth. This month it began a six-part career mentoring series, which provides youth with information about various careers including nursing, law enforcement, communication, and science/engineering as well as career related issues such as entrepreneurship, advocacy and worker's rights. Other events address topics such as money management, domestic violence and parenting.
To learn more about becoming a mentor to a youth in foster care call the Achieving Independence Center at 215-574-9194.