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'Shadows' Wanted for November 20

Penn Volunteers In Public Service (VIPS) and Penn Staff, Faculty and Alumni Volunteer Service will host Shadowing Day on November 20, as one of 1500 employers in the City of Philadelphia who are reaching out to high school students in need of career guidance and mentoring under "Philadelphia's Promise-The Alliance For Youth."

On this date, thousands of Philadelphia high school students will accompany employee shadows (mentors) through their workday, allowing the students to explore career options and learn from professional role models. A partnership of the University, One to One Philadelphia, and the School District of Philadelphia's Office of Education for Employment makes Penn's Shadowing Day possible.

Any members of the Penn community interested in inviting a student into the workplace are asked to please contact me by e-mail ( or by phone at 898-6612. You will need to attend one training session. We look forward to hearing from members of the Penn community, along with VIPS members willing to reach out and assist students in reaching their goals. Thank you very much for your attention and participation. I look forward to hearing from all of you.

- Winnie Smart-Mapp, Center for Community Partnerships

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, November 11, 1997, Volume 44, No. 12