UMBC’s Graduate Program in Community Leadership and Thread partnered together for a semester project to add a new mentorship concept to their current model.

Graduate student, Keenan Hickman, paired up with his mentor from thread.org, Aaryn McCutchan, Director of Community Partnerships to learn firsthand the essential skills he needs to be an effective community leader.

During his time interning with Thread last semester, he shared valuable ideas on a new mentorship concept that Thread will be implementing. His idea is to take advantage of the technology and cast a wider net to bring in mentors from around the world to share their experiences with Thread’s youth.

About Thread

Thread harnesses the power of relationships to create a new social fabric of diverse individuals deeply engaged with young people facing the most significant opportunity and achievement gaps. Our community is committed to ending social isolation and building a more equitable culture in which everyone thrives.

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About UMBC’s Graduate Program in Community Leadership

The Community Leadership programs at UMBC prepare aspiring and practicing leaders with the skills and experience needed to generate transformative social change. The interdisciplinary program emphasizes highly applied coursework, relationship building, and hands-on practical experiences which are essential components for developing strong leadership skills.

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