Thursday, October 10, 2013

Nonprofit Thursday: mentoring program seeking to enroll talented high schoolers

Mentoring Program now enrolling high school students
The National Black MBA Association Cleveland chapter is accepting applications for its academic enrichment and leadership program that kicks off later this month.

The Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program is designed to serve high school students who demonstrate leadership potential.  The students are provided the opportunity to develop their leadership, academic and personal skills through a curriculum that focuses on mentoring, cultural exposure, experiential learning and college preparation.

Parents interested in enrolling their children should attend the orientation session on Saturday, October 19 from 10-10:30am at 4600 Euclid Ave, Suite 322. Interested students will be expected to stay until 2:00 pm.

The six LOT sessions are held once a month on the third Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm at Improve Consulting and Training Group Training Center, 4600 Euclid Ave, Suite 322.

For more information, contact Jeanette Haynes-Gordon at, or visit the Leaders of Tomorrow website.

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Area hosts state Fair Trade Expo this weekend

The Ohio Fair Trade Expo 2013 will take place this Saturday, October 12, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at John Carroll University (Dolan Center for Science and Technology) in University Heights, Ohio. defines "fair trade" as an exchange system that values people-to-people connections, justice, and sustainability. This event brings people together from across the state to learn about and become more involved in supporting fair trade as a model for socially and environmentally conscious consumerism.

The day includes: Keynote speakers; workshops on a variety of issues including sessions for beginners to experts; a Fair Trade Marketplace with 25+ vendors from across Ohio and the region; food products from around the world; a program for Girl Scouts that includes hands-on activities; opportunities to learn about fair trade and the countries where fair trade products are developed.

Admission to the Trade Marketplace and family activities is free. Admission to workshops and keynote speakers is $5 for high school and college students, $7 for Girl Scouts, and $10 for adults.

For more information: email or visit

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