• Lift Mentoring Program

  • Mentors: Serve as a positive role model for tomorrow’s workforce.

    LIFT is a job shadowing program in partnership with Man-Tra-Con  aimed at impacting lives through mentoring and encouraging participants. It is designed to serve unemployed or underemployed young adults, ages 18-24. LIFT provides example for those in our community lacking positive role models to guide and assist them in joining the work force.


    Participants: Meet and get to know a variety of community business leaders eager to encourage you and share ideas.

    Participation Benefits:

    • Wage pay available to participants
    • Create a resume and learn interviewing skills
    • Program grads will receive 100 copies of their resume courtesy of Henry Printing
    • Prepare for your future
    • Gain exposure to a variety of jobs
    • Transportation and Daycare assistance available
    • Diploma not required


    Seeking Mentors & Participants

    The Application Process:

    Mentors: Individuals who are interested in being a mentor should contact Jennifer Olson by calling the Chamber at (618) 549-2146 or by emailing jennifer.olson@carbondalechamber.com. 

    Participants: Fill out the application and tell us your story; why you believe you would be a great candidate for the Lift Mentoring Program. Please keep your response limited to under three minutes for video submissions and less that 500 words for mailed or emailed responses. Send responses to info@carbondalechamber.com or 131 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale IL 62901.

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