FIRM program starts in high school and continues into college. FIRM is a structured program, designed to facilitate mentee-mentor relationships that grow a student’s or graduate’s workplace knowledge. Mentees are paired with a seasoned professional (mentor) in their career field of interest. Mentors are volunteers who are dedicated to sharing their vocational lessons and career advice with mentees.
Committed FIRM mentees receive an annual scholarship, which is applied to college-related expenses. (For mentees still in high school, their scholarship dollars accrue and are applied to their future college-related expenses.) Scholarship amounts depend on the mentee’s program level of involvement (Gold, Silver, Bronze).