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United Way's Reducing Barriers to Employment and Advancement is anchored in the belief that all adults of working age should have the opportunity to obtain permanent employment with a livable wage at a workplace where they are treated with dignity and have opportunities for advancement. The path to that opportunity can look different for everyone but often, it starts with a support person who believes in you.

The Mentorship to Success Program is sponsored by ManpowerGroup and has a goal of making sure there are more positive people who believe in and support those navigating the road to employment. 

Volunteer mentors are matched with local individuals seeking employment or looking to make a career change.

What's Included?

  • 4 virtual and 2 in-person learning and mentorship sessions focused on building your personal brand, using social media to your advantage, interview best practices and more!
  • Mentor and mentee relationship with ample time provided to connect, learn, and grow together
  • Technology access and support (so you have what you need to be successful in your job search)
  • Connection to local employers, resources, and educational opportunities
  • Community of other local job seekers and mentors to build your network

2023 Winter Program Schedule

Virtual learning and mentorship sessions will be hosted every other Wednesday beginning on February 8. Participants and mentors should plan to attend every session.


All sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., CST.

  • Wednesday, February 8 (in-person at United Way's Volunteer Center)
  • Wednesday, February 22
  • Wednesday, March 8
  • Wednesday, March 22
  • Wednesday, April 5
  • Wednesday, April 19 (in-person at United Way's Volunteer Center)

Who should apply to be paired with a mentor? 

  • Those currently unemployed or looking for permanent employment
  • Those currently employed but looking to make a career change or advance in their current field
  • Those looking to better understand their own skills, strengths, and career interests

Apply to Be a Mentee

Deadline to apply is January 20.

Who should apply to be a mentor?

  • Local professionals who want to share their career expertise, advice, and passion
  • Those wanting to help others on their pathway to employment 
  • Individuals with experience in HR, recruiting and job coaching roles preferred

Training and ongoing support provided.

Apply to be a mentor

Deadline to apply is January 20.

Thank you to our Program Sponsor