Scottsdale Rotary Club assists students with their dream profession

Scottsdale students are able to get a better understanding of the career they hope to choose as a profession thanks to a new program offered by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale.

From left, Tony Martino, Mehek Mohan and Roger Johnson, Ph.D.

From left, Tony Martino, Mehek Mohan and Roger Johnson, Ph.D.

Youth Mentoring is a program offered by Rotary Club of Scottsdale. The program assists high school students prepare for a job, career, or education.

The program is designed to help students planning to immediately enter the job market, enter a trade or vocational school, or enroll in a college or university after high school.

Ninety percent of graduating students do not have a mentor. Many students have never met a professional in their field of planned post-high school training or education.

Rotary has a wide variety of career choices represented in its membership. Upon being accepted into the program, Rotary will seek members or other professionals who wish to mentor the student and are willing spend one hour being interviewed by the student. The student will be invited to attend a Rotary meeting with their mentor.
High school students wishing to apply for the program or to learn more about it are invited to email youthmentor@scottsdalerotary.org.

Tony Martino, CEO of Select Specialty Hospital’s downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale campuses and the club’s Youth Mentoring Program chair, recently arranged a mentoring session with Mehek Mohan, senior at Scottsdale’s Desert Mountain High School.

Ms. Mohan is interested in biomedical engineering with an emphasis on stem cell research/cancer research. Ms. Mohan’s mentor is Roger Johnson, Ph.D. biomedical engineer and director of Strategic Initiatives, ASU’s Biodesign Institute, which forms partnerships with hospitals, companies, other universities and U.S. and foreign government entities to perform biomedical and environmental research and development.
For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale membership, programs and meetings, visit www.scottsdalerotary.org.

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