The Douglas County Chamber is pleased to announce the graduates of the 2018-2019 NextGen Mentoring Program. The NextGen Mentoring Program is a cornerstone of DC Chamber’s program for young professionals, Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas (AMP’D). The participants were recognized at the Chamber’s Douglas UnitE3 Business After Hours event on June 27th sponsored by Ameriprise Financial – Patti H. Puckett at the Blue Rose Art Bistro.
The mission of AMP’D is to attract emerging professionals to engage, develop, and serve in Douglas County. The NextGen Mentoring program connected ambitious young professionals with seasoned, high-level, business leaders to support their professional and personal development. The goal is for mentees to feel more rooted in the community and to retain their skills and talents for the future of Douglasville and Douglas County. Throughout this experience, participants and their mentor were required to meet independently four times during the nine-month program in addition to group meetings. The content of the meetings were determined by each pair as they set goals at the beginning of the program.
This year’s participants were: Whitney Constien, DC Chamber and her mentor, Rita Fasina-Thomas, Strategic Business Services; Amy Frizzell, Youth Villages Inner Harbour and her mentor Gail Moore, Custom Plastics and More; Krystal Horne, DC Sentinel and her mentor, Nell Boggs, Douglas County School System; Kelsey Jones, West Georgia Technical College and her mentor, Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake, The Writing Pad, LLC; Drake Peaugh, Chapel Hills Golf Club and his mentor, Gil Shearouse, Water and Sewer Authority; and Keith Racine, Douglas County Schools and his mentor, Richard Block, RGB Concierge Services.
Applications for the 2019-2020 NextGen Mentor program will be available in August 2019. For more information about the AMP’D or the NextGen Mentoring Program, please contact Ruby Byers at 770.942.5022 or visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com.