Thanks to the United Way of Allegheny County and their Be 1 in a Million initiative, PA eMentoring has matched over 500 high school students to online career mentors in Allegheny County. The PA eMentoring program gives educators an innovative way to connect kids with working professionals and gives kids an opportunity to create a post secondary education and career plan while talking to a mentor. Smart Futures staff started to recruit schools for this initiative, with the help of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, in the fall of 2011. As of today, February 28, we hit our target mark!
The schools involved in this initiative are: Allegheny Valley, Avonworth, Baldwin Whitehall, Chartiers Valley, Clairton City, Crossroads Foundation, Deer Lakes, East Allegheny, Elizabeth Forward, Fox Chapel, Gateway, McKeesport Area, PA Learners, Parkway West CTC, Pittsburgh Project, Sci-Tech Academy, Shaler, South Allegheny, Steel Center, Sto-Rox, The Neighborhood Academy, and Woodland Hills.
We are so excited to have the opportunity to share our career education programs with Allegheny County Schools. A special thanks to the United Way of Allegheny County for making this possible.