Connections: Discussing the success and outcomes of the Bridges to Success adult mentoring program
Representatives from the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative say the project’s adult mentoring programs are showing signs of success. The Democrat and Chronicle reports that one of the programs showed an average increase in employment of 110 percent, and that the average earned household income increase by 118 percent.
Program leaders say the mentoring model is helping families find their way out of poverty. This hour, we sit down with one of the mentoring pairs who share their story. We also hear about the program’s broader impact and the lessons project directors have learned. In studio:
- Francy A. Gonzalez, participant in the Bridges 2 Success Program
- Leslie Mosman, mentor with the Bridges 2 Success Program
- Shawn Futch, Bridges 2 Success program director
- Marlene Bessette, CEO and president of Catholic Family Center