Inspired to mentor or looking for opportunities to mentor?
Join Empowered Flower Girl and Michigan author Paula Dirkes for a FREE Mentor Appreciation Event & Mentor Me! Book Launch Party on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E. Eleven Mile Road in Warren, Mich.
The event will include networking, mentor/mentee success stories, giveaways, light refreshments, mentoring resources and book signing. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out Paula discussing why she mentors and why she wrote her inspirational book.
ABOUT AUTHOR PAULA DIRKES
Paula Dirkes earned her BS degree in secondary education from Michigan State University and her MA degree in Human Performance Improvement from the University of Michigan. She has taught and coached junior high school students in Lansing, Michigan and worked with infants through college students as the Youth & Aquatic Director at the Lansing Central YMCA. She has worked in secondary schools, corporate health promotion and in the healthcare industry for the majority of her career when working with adults.
Since 2001 she has been an active community-based mentor to Chelsea McKinney, a faith-based mentor for 12-18 year old boys and girls at Renaissance Unity church in Warren, Michigan, a school-based mentor/coach in the ‘Teen Leadership’ program at Hazel Park High School, a repeat adult volunteer at over 25 Challenge Day programs at numerous secondary schools in metro Detroit as well as a one-on-one tutor for grade school children at Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology in east Detroit.