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Indiana 4-H seeking career mentors


Do you have 30-60 minutes of time to give per academic semester? Are you passionate about supporting Indiana youth? We have an opportunity for you.

As stated in guidance provided to Indiana schools in March 2024 “House Enrolled Act 1002-2023 states students in grades 11 and 12 must meet for at least 30 minutes, in person, with an approved postsecondary institution, intermediary, employer, or labor organization to discuss future career opportunities and their necessary education levels.”

Indiana 4-H is an approved intermediary to assist Indiana students in grades 11 and 12 meet new College and Career readiness requirements. Indiana 4-H is currently looking for interested adults with a desire to share their career experiences with youth as Career Discovery Mentors. 

Indiana 4-H Career Discovery Mentors will work in the school buildings during the school day with individual students or student groups of no more than five to share important insights into the college and career journey. Mentors will work with students for 30 minutes discussing future career opportunities, education requirements for those careers and the potential rewards of those careers.

Virtual one-hour trainings are currently scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 5 to assist potential mentors as they prepare to meet with students. Only one training is required and additional trainings may be scheduled to meet demand. Each trained mentor commits to one 30-minute Career Discovery Meeting per semester for the 2024-25 school year. Mentors are welcome to conduct additional CDMs as needed by the schools. All mentors must also be approved 4-H volunteers. More information on becoming an approved 4-H volunteer will be discussed in the September meetings or you may the Purdue Extension Montgomery County office at 765-364-6363 or email asweet@purdue.edu.

Want to be a part of preparing Indiana youth for life beyond high school? Fill out the Qualtrics survey here: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eKSILgnH21a6tQa


Abby Morgan is the Montgomery County Extension Education, 4-H Youth Development Educator. The office is at 400 Parke Ave., Crawfordsville; 765-364-6363. She may be reached by email at asweet@purdue.edu.