We proud to partner with BakerHostetler Law Firm’s Washington DC office to provide onsite mentoring for 18 seniors from Cesar Chavez Charter School for Public Policy’s Capitol Hill campus. This opportunity not only improves outcomes for students, but it also enhances the ability for companies to engage their employees in a meaningful way and provides early career exposure for students. Corporate mentoring has benefits for the company, too. Studies have found that 87% of employees feel socially engaged and 75% of executives believe that a corporate volunteer program significantly impacts a company’s ability to recruit and retain talented employees, enhancing the company’s image in the community.
This is the 5th year that BakerHosteter has supported our mentoring programs, yet it is one of the most exciting years to date, since this is the first year that groups of students are able to attend mentoring sessions onsite at the law firm. The group-mentoring format allows for the mentors and mentees tohave engaging conversations with various perspectives on topics such as choosing a college, preparing for internships and student career aspirations. Mentors not only share their professional pathways, they also share personal life-lessons that help to provide authentic insight and advice for teens.
Companies such as BakerHosteter have a strong belief in corporate responsibility and community involvement. By working with mentoring programs, they can positively impact education initiatives in their surrounding community. Based on the success of the BakerHosteter program, we have the experience and the enthusiasm to create additional partnerships to bring students and companies together for the 2016-2017 school year. If your company is interested in starting a corporate mentoring program, we are happy to provide information. Please contact [email protected].