SC Virtual Mentor for Teens & Young Adults in Technology
Ron Howell Foundation
IMPORTANT: Mentors must be residents of South Carolina
Mentor Volunteer Role & Responsibilities:
Future IT Professionals Mentorship is a virtual program designed to mentor high school seniors, college students and other young adults with aspirations in the IT field. All mentoring sessions are free and conducted via Zoom or telephone. Mentors are seasoned IT professionals and must complete background checks in order to serve as mentors. We also have a counselor on staff to counsel and advise mentees on non-IT related needs. This mentorship program is only offered to residents of South Carolina. To begin the mentorship assessment process, interested mentees are required to complete our mentorship form.
Mentors provide advice and guidance to young adults with aspirations of becoming IT professionals. Mentors are active listeners and compassionate professionals with who use their knowledge of the IT industry to help guide young adults who are seeking advice on life and their career path in information technology. For mentees who are already in college majoring in an IT related field or are already working as an IT professional, mentors provide constructive advice to help mentees grow and remain encouraged as they matriculate throughout their journey in the IT field.
Mentors must be able to perform the following effectively:
Mentor young adults
Teach or instruct during seasonal IT development group workshops
Share general knowledge about the IT field
Build positive relationships with mentees
FITPM mentors must have the following:
Must be at least 25
Complete Foundation volunteer form and background check
Complete brief orientation or training provided by Foundation
Experience as an IT professional, preferably an IT manager or supervisor
About Ron Howell Foundation
P.O. Box 292151, Columbia, SC 29229, US
To equip and empower young men and women who aspire to lead in the field of information technology.
The Ron Howell Foundation is a non-profit organization equipping and empowering young people with leadership aspirations in the field of information technology. We provide programs and services to young people in the Berkeley, Columbia, and other counties in South Carolina. Information and related technologies are used in every industry (government, academic, healthcare, retail, hospitality, sports, music, etc.). Effective IT leadership is critical in every industry. Our foundation seeks to identify and develop high school and college aged young people with early aspirations of matriculating through the field of Information Technology into leadership roles, such as IT supervisors, managers, directors and executives. With the help of our foundation and the generous support of donors, young IT leaders will reach their personal leadership goals with less obstacles.