Talascend provides vital mentorship support to Metro-Detroit High School students
For Immediate Release
Troy, Mich., July 10, 2018 -Talascend, a proud partner and strong supporter of the Winning Futures organization, concludes their third consecutive year of mentoring high school students in Metro-Detroit. Since 1994, the Winning Futures (WF) organization has impacted 46,000 students and awarded $1.8M in scholarships to their mentees and this year, Talascend was proud to have provided mentorship support to one of these hard-working mentees who earned a scholarship through the 2017/18 program.
Talascend’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Jaclyn Sikora, joined the Winning Future’s family in 2016 and commits one hour, per week each school year to the students within this program. Since the commencement of her voluntary duties, Mrs. Sikora has provided guidance, support and mentorship to five (5) young ladies of which she continuously engages with even after the conclusion of the program.
This year, Mrs. Sikora mentored three (3) young ladies (1 Senior and 2 Juniors) and through her continuous encouragement and professional guidance, Brittany Padilla, a hard-working senior at Madison High School applied for the 2018 WF scholarship and WON! To be considered for the WF scholarship, applicants must formalize a report with a detailed five-year, post High-School career plan, develop a resume to support their initial steps in seeking a career and conduct themselves professionally in a full panel board interview. Brittany was one of the twenty (20) recipients who won the 2018 scholarship award and within her application, she makes specific mention to her mentor, Jaclyn Sikora.
To commemorate Brittany’s scholarship and graduation from Madison High School, Talascend presented her with a special “College Starter Kit” at their HQ Recruiting Office in Troy, Michigan to prep her for her first year at Macomb Community College and to begin her journey of becoming a Physician’s Assistant. Brittany was presented this gift from her Mentor, Jaclyn Sikora and Talascend President (previous Winning Future’s Mentor), Jason Dawson.
From all of us here at Talascend, we congratulate Brittany and all the 2018 High School Seniors! You can be anything you set yourself out to be. The future is yours and we wish you all the very best in your next chapter in life.
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