The LifeSmith Project is part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Based mentoring program. The program was developed in response to the needs of volunteers who desire more structure and specific goal setting in their mentoring and to the needs of youth who may benefit from extra guidance in planning now for high school and beyond. It also fits the needs of local businesses who are lacking employees with appropriate workplace skills and anticipate this to be a continuing challenge.
The LifeSmith group will experience social activities and exploration trips to interesting places that expose youth to a range of career possibilities. With long term possibilities in mind, short term school and personal goals will be identified and steps taken in the right direction