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In The News: Pandemic forces mentoring programs to get creative to continue guiding young Iowans


With the uncertainty and instability that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, youth in Linn County face significant challenges in navigating the changing world around them as they transition from high school into the workforce and post-secondary education.

Four Oaks’ TotalChild® Workforce is there to support teens and young adults through this transition with the goal of having them into a stable job and self-sufficiency by age 26. One major component of the program is providing participants with community mentors.

Check out this story by Iowa’s News Now on TotalChild® Workforce’s mentoring program and how it’s helping participants like Daysha Gibson determine their next steps and goals.

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