Call for high school mentors

The Metro New York Chapter of National Black MBA Association is calling on mentors to lead a series of academic enrichment and leadership workshops to begin in January.

In its 20th year, College Awareness Symbolizes Hope (C.A.S.H.) is a free and fun team-based mentoring program that strives to educate African-American students about the advantages of graduating from high school and attending college.

Mentors will play a critical role in giving students the tools and resources for setting goals, applying to college, seeking financial aid, budgeting, resume writing, public speaking, networking, etc. The six-month program will culminate in a case competition and program graduation.

Outstanding students will join an eight-day tour of historically Black colleges and universities, sponsored by the ETA Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Why participate in C.A.S.H.?

– The Metro NY Chapter won the National Black MBA Association Leaders of Tomorrow Program of the Year for 2011

– Program Director, Tyrone Scott, won the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Community Service Award

– Eighteen C.A.S.H. graduates attended the HBCU College Tour in October — the most in over five years

– C.A.S.H. was featured on WPIX Channel 11 Morning Show on June 22, 2011

– Program looking to graduate 100+ students in 2012

The program runs from Jan. 6 to June 22. Interested individuals should submit an application here: www.nyblackmba.org/cashprogram.php and click on “Mentor Form” by Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Corporations or individuals interested in donating to the C.A.S.H. Program should visit the Chapter website at www.nyblackmba.org and click on “Donate.”

About the College Awareness Symbolizes Hope Program:

The Metro N.Y. Chapter’s CA.S.H. Program hosts a series of free academic enrichment and leadership workshops to provide African-American high school students with the awareness, education, and information about the advantages of graduating from high school and matriculating into college.

The program provides students with the tools and resources for goal-setting, applying to college, business etiquette, financial literacy, resume writing, public speaking, networking, etc.

ABOUT the Metro NY Chapter of the National Black MBA Association:

Founded in 1970, the Metro New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association was the first professional group in New York to connect professionals, students and corporations with the goal of providing career development and broadening African Americans’ exposure to positions of influence.

The Chapter strives to lead in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for the Metro New York African American community. For more information, visit www.nyblackmba.org.

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