Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Community Connectors program is seeking mentors, internships and externships to help juniors and seniors in the Youngstown and Warren city school systems become workforce-ready.
Community Connectors kicked off its 2016-2017 program Thursday at Choffin Career & Technical Center with a plea from Loisjean Haynes-Paige, Youngstown district program internship director at Choffin, for businesses and individuals to step forward and provide what the program needs.
Haynes-Paige described internships, paid or unpaid, as learning on the job; and said externships are for people who are certified in something but want continuing education.
Anyone interested can call her at 330-744-8759 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Being a mentor can involve as little time as an hour a week, but it can be much more,” Haynes-Paige said.
One person who stepped up Thursday was the main speaker for the event, Youngstown native Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, a retired boxer who held the World Boxing Association lightweight championship from 1982-1984 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015.
Read more about the speaker and the program in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.