Connecting First Generation College Students and Refugees with Job Opportunities
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI) has been awarded a 3Mgives grant towards the GMI mentorship program. GMI is a nonprofit which connects graduating college students from underserved communities to careers through a structured, short-term mentorship. Since launching in 2020, GMI has supported over 2,500 students in 92 countries, including 8 refugee camps. 76% of GMI program graduates land a job within six months of graduating.
3M supports GMIâ€™s mission by sponsoring students and providing mentors. â€œ3Mers are always looking for ways to give back,â€� says Chris Kondo, Global Social Investment Strategist. â€œThe GMI program provides a great framework for mentors to make an impact. 3M is pleased to support the GMI program and looks forward to seeing more 3Mers engaged as mentors around the world.â€�
â€œ3M shares GMIâ€™s commitment to leveraging technology to build a more equitable world,â€� says Jon Browning, CEO and Founder of GMI. â€œWe are truly honored to receive this grant, which will allow us to reach hundreds of students around the world.â€�
The GMI mentorship program follows a comprehensive, 14-week mentorship curriculum developed by a team of educators and business leaders and proctored via a network of over 2,000 seasoned professionals from across the globe who volunteer as GMI mentors. In addition to providing financial support, 3M employees in all of their locations will be able to register as volunteer mentors and take advantage of this easy, accessible, and fulfilling volunteer opportunity.