Board of Trustees, Donors, and Mentors

Today young adults are increasingly isolated from the wisdom of previous generations. Through broken families, geographic distance, and technologies that even separate the generations in their own home, adolescents and young adults have lost “face-time” with elders. The consequences are troubling:

  • School dropout
  • Increased alcohol and substance use
  • Violence directed toward self and others
  • Teenage pregnancy and fatherhood
  • Devaluation of marriage and family life

To address these problems, Life Directions is seeking collaborative partnerships and financial resources to improve, expand and strengthen the bond between generations and to reconnect at-risk adolescents and young adults with elders who can guide them to adulthood. You can complete the circle by joining the Board of Trustees, by becoming a donor, or by becoming an mentor.

Board of Trustees
As a member of the Board of Trustees, you would join a number of community leaders in critical discussions about the challenges that face our neighborhoods, families, and youth. Trustees are positioned to take positive action for the good of the next generation.

The Board of Trustees meets six times per year, as does the Executive Committee, for consistent policy, fiscal oversight, and fundraising. A “Signature Event” is organized by the Trustees to raise Life Direction’s profile in the community and funds for it programs. Each Trustee serves for a three-year term that runs from July 1st to June 30th.

Donors make regular contributions to Life Directions for support of its programs. Donors receive Peer Inspirations, the newsletter of Life Directions, and recognition on the Web Site.

Mentors/Adult Coach
Mentors make a difference in the life of a young adult by sharing their life experience and wisdom. They receive training from Life Directions’ staff and agree to be a mentor for a minimum of one year. As part of the training process, mentors determine their level of presence with young adults through choosing how much time they are able to give to the program.

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