Our mission is to help young people make more informed vocation decisions. We design and offer tools to communities to encourage their younger members to take advantage of an underused asset: the career wisdom and experience of older members of their communities.
We’ve launched our first Pathways program — a career exploration program at Immanuel Presbyterian Church called IPC Pathways.
What We Do
The Harraseeket Foundation has created a program called “Pathways.” Pathways empowers communities to help their younger members make more informed career decisions.
Meet a Mentor
Some of the mentors in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Pathways program are sharing the stories of their career paths. Here is one mentor’s story of how she became a small business owner and what landscape design means to her.
We look forward to sharing more of these stories in the coming weeks.
My first conversation with my mentor was incredibly organic, supportive, and fun. I learned a valuable perspective from her, that career paths aren’t always linear and are often enriched by your openness to opportunities. I intend to carry this with me on my career journey, and have greatly enjoyed our newly fostered relationship and correspondence.
Through our conversation I was able to use my experience to help (seeker) see the patterns in her own life that pointed to why she truly enjoys and the types of roles that she might find most fulfilling.
It was fantastic! I enjoyed talking with [mentor] a lot. He helped me feel more confident about my [job]. Would love to continue to talk in the future
I have had a great experience with Pathways. The connections I’ve made have helped me explore job opportunities, feel more confident in my abilities, and think about my career from a fresh perspective.
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