We all desire to give back especially to those who follow along our path or to those who paved a way for us. Most people initiate the “giving back” process through the launching of something called a “program”. There are countless adjectives to characterize “programs” that involve people committed to making a difference.

You might want to launch a mentoring, youth development, out of school time, summer, tutorial, career development or workforce development program.

These programs have a myriad of goals and purposes. For example, the program might be to increase students’ self-esteem, improve students’ motivation towards learning, increase young girls’ interest in science and engineering, or provide guidance to students on avoiding risky behaviors.