Youth Mentoring

Mass Ingenuity believes in fostering organizations that provide role models and mentoring to youth in the communities we serve. Here is a brief list of organizations that we support.

Name: Project POOCH, Inc.®

Project POOCH, Inc.® provides opportunities for youth in corrections to develop the personal and vocational skills they will need to become responsible, productive members of the community. The program accomplishes this by teaching youth to care for and train shelter dogs for adoption.

Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. Jim Clark is a board member of this fine organization.

Name: FACES, Foundation

FACES, founded in 2001, has performed hundreds of cleft lip and palate surgeries on medically isolated patients. Being able to speak clearly and be understood, something many of us take for granted, gives our patients a new life and new opportunities. Kelly Jensen is a board member of this fine organization.

Name: Young Entrepreneurs Business Week

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) is built on the principle of “Building the Next Generation of Business Leaders.” High school students are provided with progressive and immersive programs in the key areas of entrepreneurship, business fundamentals, financial investments, career readiness and leadership development.