Yippie Foundation to train mentors

By From page A3 | May 31, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Yippie Foundation has scheduled training sessions for adult mentors.

The mentors will meet twice a month for six months with a youth age 16 to 24 to share friendship and insights into such things as the vocational journey and work ethic. They will help the youths clarify life goals and get a part-time job.

Yippie is an acronym for Youth Initiating Professional Preparedness In Employment.

Participants must go to a training session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday or from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 8. Sessions will take place at the Yippie Yogurt shop, 1955 W. Texas St., No. 4, in Fairfield. Arrangements will be made for additional sessions for those unable to attend due to work conflicts. An initial training session took place Friday.

Mentors will attend a “Meet your Match” party from 5 to 6 p.m. June 10 at the Yippie Yogurt store.

People can get mentor applications at www.YippieFoundation.org under “Forms.” They can return forms by scanning and emailing them to [email protected] or by dropping them off at the Yippie Yogurt shop.

Yippie Foundation’s mission is to help homeless, foster care and low-income youths break the cycle of poverty through job readiness and life skills training, work experience, mentoring and career development, a Yippie Yogurt press release said.

For more information and to reserve a spot at a training session, contact Sherilyn Henry at 208-0853.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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