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In 2015, USA Funds had given the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation a grant to implement a college mentoring program (Project Grow) locally in Indianapolis in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University. Student Life leaders from both institutions accepted applications from students and choose fifty (50) from each school to go through the program. The students selected took part in four (4) different module classes: “Fundamentals in Mentoring”, “Propelling Your Career with Mentors and Sponsors”, “The Art of Negotiation”, and “Networking with Intention”. In between the workshops, the students were encouraged to utilize the online software to get matched with a mentor, with access to up to four (4) mentors per year. The students from the Project Grow shared their personal testimonials at their graduation from the program.


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Here are some student testimonials:

 
“My mentors have shared a secret with me: never stay content in your achievements!” – Kelah

“There were days that I did not think I could make it through my classes. This program did not let me give up”  -Cynthia

“I would have never had the confidence to speak in public if it were not for the Project Grow program” -Delbia

Pass the Torch for Women Foundation would like to express our deepest gratitude for USA Funds and their support, for Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University for their partnership, and for the inspiring and wonderful students who went through the program! You have made this program a huge success.
If you are interested in making a difference to these students by mentoring, please reach out to info@passthetorchforwomen.org to express your interest! 

For pictures from the Project Grow Graduation Ceremony, click HERE!

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