Last night we had our ‘first meet and greet’ Mentor/Mentee kick-off event held at the Knickerbocker in downtown Grand Rapids. At this table are Mentor Todd Wiggelsworth – Mentee Ryan Harrower; Mentor Nick Miedema – Mentee Isaac Vander Molen, along with Education Chair Kasey Wesley and her committee member Rich DeLeau.
The Mentors/Mentees were each given a Mentorship Action Plan. In this action plan they had to come up with an agreed upon Goals and what Plans would need to be developed to ensure their goals are met by the end of the program. The Program is a formal 10-week commitment. Afterwards, it’s up to each pair if they would like to continue on an informal basis.”
Program Chair, Kasey Wesley had this to say, “I am eager to roll out this mentorship program and continue building closer bonds with our student chapter, GVSU ASSP. While meeting with the mentor volunteers and the student mentees for our programs first meet and greet, I could feel the excitement in the air and know that this is the start of something spectacular! This program will prove to be valuable and beneficial to not only the mentees, but the mentors as well. Thankful for all of those who have committed their time to helping our students and young safety professionals, and have offered to share their wisdom and experience within the safety world. Looking forward to the continued growth of this mentorship program in upcoming semesters!”