On January 25, participants in the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville mentorship program, a unique offering of the Council EDGE young professional membership level, gathered at Intuition Ale Works’ Rooftop Beer Garden to celebrate the midway point of the yearlong program. Both mentors and mentees reflected on the impact the program has had on their lives, exchanged laughs, and planned the remainder of their mentorship year.
Council EDGE is a World Affairs Council program that aims to provide opportunities for young professionals (ages 21-40) to develop a greater understanding of the world while connecting with peers who share an interest in international affairs and the impact of global events on Northeast Florida. At the beginning of each year, the Council EDGE mentorship program participants are selected through a competitive application process and paired with a mentor in a similar or related profession from the Council’s board or advisory council. The goal is to create long-lasting relationships through intimate, one-on-one meetings to discuss professional, personal, and international interests. Mentors and protégés are expected to engage in a minimum of four informal face-to-face meetings over the nine-month period that the program runs.
This year’s mentors and mentees are eagerly awaiting their final gathering, which will take place in May. This year’s mentees are Angelica Kendrick, Chris Trahan, Joshua Gordon, Parker Barriball, and Gary Monahan. This year’s mentors are Lad Daniels, Marty Jones, Jerry Mallot, John Caulfield, and Marty Chomiak.
Applications for the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville mentorship program are accepted during the summer, please follow the Council on our social media to stay up-to-date.