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Information Session

Interest Meeting for the BLF Foundation’s Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program

The BLF Foundation is enlisting your help to develop the next generation of leaders through our “Developing Future Leaders” Mentorship Program. Come join us at the Austin Public Library North Village Branch for a mentorship program information session to learn more about our year long mentorship program.

Each mentor will be matched with a selected student from our scholarship applicant pool for a year, beginning in January. Once a month, we will meet and complete 10 professional development topics to support the growth and development of the students in the mentorship program. You will get to work hands on with them, as well as arrange outside activities with your student based upon shared interests. As a mentor and student pair, you will also complete a service project.

There are a variety of reasons to become a mentor:

• Become a “big brother or sister”

• Create countless memories

• Experience a sense of pride in another individual’s progression in life

• Give back to the community

• Help assist a younger version of yourself

There will be 10 scheduled workshops, that focus on a different focal area that impacts college students. Open discussion is encouraged as different viewpoints can help students understand various ways to tackle situations. After each scheduled meeting, students will complete a “homework” activity to demonstrate mastery and also build a portfolio which shows evidence of their unique value proposition to employers.

Look forward to seeing you at our information session!

RSVP here

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Calling All Potential Mentors!

We are excited to soon announce our first class of scholarship award winners and students for our mentorship program! But we are missing one special ingredient: You!

Our Friend for a Journey Mentorship Program is a year-long mentorship program designed to match mentors and students from our applicant pool. There are designated activities for the mentor that also allows the flexibility for mentors to arrange their own activities.

There will be 12 scheduled meetings, led by a dynamic speaker who will a focus on a different topic that impacts college students. Open discussion is encouraged as different viewpoints can help students understand various ways to tackle situations. These power meetings will be life changing.

There are a variety of reasons to become a mentor:

  • Become a “big brother or sister”
  • Create countless memories
  • Experience a sense of pride in another individual’s progression in life
  • Give back to the community
  • Help assist a younger version of yourself

We hope that you will become a mentor to an amazing student. We have designed our mentorship program in such a way that it does not require a large time commitment, but will also be a fun personal enrichment experience for your mentee! You will also have the ability to structure your own actives with your student mentees, supporting your schedule and pre-existing commitments.

If you are interested in learning more, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm we are going to host a mentorship information dinner. Come join us to find out more! Please RSVP by visiting our RSVP under Events on our website and you will be provided with location details.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to your help in developing our future leaders!

With much appreciation and gratitude,

Brian L. Fontenot, Founder/CEO
BLF Foundation

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, State Farm. Thanks to your donation, our scholarship has been made possible for our award winners.

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