One of our trademark initiatives is our job training and employment program, which has provided employment for dozens of young people between the ages of 14 and 21. These young people work as Mentors in our out of school time programs and also work with our partners during the school year and summer. The jobs program is designed to introduce participants to the challenges and benefits of the working environment. Mentor responsibilities include: homework oversight and tutoring; program development and implementation; supervision of organized activities and free time; development of special interest clubs and group leadership. Our Mentors are positive role models for our children because they have made good choices under the same circumstances the children face every day. The majority of our Mentors "grew up" in our program. The program assists families because Mentors use their earnings to contribute to the economic well-being of their families. We employ approximately 25 junior and senior Mentors each year.