One Wyoming One on One was created to pair leaders in the community with students from Wyoming’s four public schools districts. The goal was to create a mentor-mentee relationship that would help students in need reach their educational and personal potential.
Mentors include leaders in the community such as city officials and employees, school administration and staff, business owners, college staff and students, church staff and members, and members from the community.
The mentoring started two years ago with 400 students being connected to mentors by the end of the school year. This year launched with 436 mentors and One Wyoming 1 on 1 is looking towards the future.
The organization met last week to decide the next step. Discussions revolved around resources that would further help the students. One resource is a character strength survey program to identify the strengths of each student that the mentors can help nurture. Another resource discussion is a JobZology job assessment tool to help guide students on their career path and interests. These two resources would not only go a long way in helping create college and career success for Wyoming students, but it would help the mentors guide their mentees along that path.
One Wyoming 1 on 1 is looking into applying for grants to help with funding for the new programs.