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Getting Ahead – Mentorship

About Getting Ahead Mentorship Program

  • Builds strong relationships within the community by uniting graduates of Bridges Out of Poverty with graduates of Getting Ahead, allowing them to collaborate and work together towards a better tomorrow.
  • Helps stabilize a family’s situation so that family members can focus on building resources and obtaining relationships and resources needed to thrive, this mentorship accomplishes this by building reciprocal friendships across socio-economic lines to inspire and equip our community to end poverty.
  • This program provides a person living in poverty with middle- and upper-class mentors who can assist them as they navigate past the barriers that might have kept them in a lower economic class.
  • This is not about giving the person in poverty a handout, such as cash to solve their present economic problems. This is about a hand up, giving people the confidence and advice on how to reach their goals.

Contact Art Piancone at (570) 517-3956 or email apiancone@monroecountypa.gov to find out how to become involved:

  • Become a Mentor
  • Join the Steering Committee