While not all Gangplanks can provide advice to startups as part of our mentoring program, every Gangplanker has something to share with the youth in our community.
That is why we are partnering with a different kind of mentoring program, the YMCA’s Building Futures program.
Building Futures is a free program established to provide youth (6-18 years old) from over-stressed families an opportunity to grow through a positive relationship with an adult mentor. Many of these kids suffer from low self-esteem and social isolation, issues that can be solved simply by listening and spending time sharing in their interests.
For Gangplank, this program is a natural fit. Our collaborative environment breeds confidence and camaraderie every day, in addition to providing individuals with the confidence to move forward and pursue their passions, whether that be as an entrepreneur, freelancer or small business owner. If Gangplank has helped mentor you, what better way to repay us then by assisting the next generation in the same way.
The program is opened to all Gangplankers ages 23+. Due to our partnership, the YMCA has waived the mentor training, so that volunteers can begin working immediately with the kids. If you are interested in participating, please email Kate Clarno at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-212-6179.