MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
January 15th, 2016
Posted In: Corporate Engagement
Tags: Corporate Engagement
This post was written in collaboration with Bank of America.
A leader in financial services, Bank of America helps people achieve their goals at every stage of their financial lives. One of the ways the company is investing in long-term financial stability of communities is its partnerships focused on mentoring programs that help young people attain academic and career success.
With more than 220,000 employees worldwide, Bank of America is in a unique position to put its scale and global resources to work helping the public, private and nonprofit sectors effectively address global challenges such as unemployment and educational advancement
By creating a toolkit that connects company employee volunteers to local and national youth mentoring programs, Bank of America has provided its employees a menu of options to get involved.
“At Bank of America, we recognize the invaluable role that mentors play to help young people gain additional perspective and skills that will put them on a path toward success,” said Kerry Sullivan, President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. “We’re inspired by the thousands of Bank of America employees who are investing in young people and their future through the power of mentoring.”
More than 25,000 Bank of America employee volunteers have supported over 80,000 hours of service.
Specifically, Bank of America employee volunteers support in-person youth mentoring programs that lead to skill development in the classroom and career achievement after graduation.
In addition, Bank of America has worked closely with national nonprofit organizations, like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and is a Lead Sponsor of the 2016 National Mentoring Summit, a signature event for the mentoring field founded and convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR).
Additionally, Bank of America Charitable Foundation President Kerry Sullivan provides volunteer leadership as a member of MENTOR’s board of directors.