Generation A (Gen A) is a mentorship program which forms partnerships with local school districts providing mentorship to 6th - 12th grade students, with financial literacy as the cornerstone. Gen A’s goal is to empower socioeconomically disadvantaged youth with knowledge in:
We believe personal accountability by our students can be established by building deep relationships through a consistent presence in the lives of our students. This accountability will give GenA’s students the commitment to follow through on their critical path to adulthood, and accomplishing their long-term goals.
GenA was designed in response to the growing number of youth, that struggle believing they have the ability to change their socioeconomic environments through: guided decision-making, education, personal accountability, and financial literacy. The goal of the program is to identify youth within the targeted grade levels who desire assistance in accomplishing their goals and aspirations.
GenA will focus primarily on Middle School students. As our students progress into High School, the instruction phase of the program will be minimal and application of what has been learned will be the focus. Middle School students are particularly problematic and are the perfect age for a mentorship program such as GenA to be effective.
GenA will select approximately 10-20 sixth grade students. Each participating GenA campus will be assigned no less than two (2) mentors. Mentors may serve multiple classes and will receive continuous training themselves. Mentors are responsible for scheduling and conducting weekly training sessions with each class, and will be providing reports to the L.I.F.E. Executive Director and Program Director monthly. The Executive Director will then provide progress reports to the L.I.F.E. Board of Directors on a routine basis.
Over time, GenA will create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to the youth, mentors, and community alike.
The mission of Gen A is to empower Middle and High School students in economically disadvantaged communities, to become outstanding citizens within their communities and to be outstanding stewards of its resources