Champion for Success, LLC. a Non-profit Formed with a Mission
Upholding our mission to provide sustainable mentoring, empowerment, training, education, and events that facilitate the creation and expansion of healthy life skills and experiences that result in thriving careers, healthy life choices, and community engagement.
Champion for Success founder, Mary Lyn Hammer, has been mentoring college students through Champion’s Companies for over 28 years. Ms. Hammer’s personal goal was to take knowledge to young adults to help them make good decisions before entering college and to provide support in the transition from training and education into the workforce.
“Sometimes, people need a really good mentor to reach their goals, whether they are short-term or long-term,” explained Ms. Hammer. “The mission of Champion for Success is to expand of what we have been successfully doing for 28 years and provide expert mentors each step of the way to empower people to find their success: you could say this is a ‘teach to fish’ program. Life is tough and definitely not perfect, but I believe that we can find a way to bring community back to our society and do so in a way where people feel fulfilled again. This is important individually and is critical to our nation’s recovery.”
Champion for Success has been in development for several years and will grow to feature numerous training options for community participation that include mentorship training, life skills, and practical skills that lead to personal, work and financial success. Soon we will formally seek experts to volunteer time in their specific area of expertise and knowledge.
“This commitment is different than that of organizations like Big Brothers, Big Sisters who ask for long-term commitments to a specific child. We ask for short-term commitments from people who are experts in specific subjects needed to attain success in many aspects of life,” said Ms. Hammer. “For example, someone may be interested in pursuing a career in dental assisting and can shadow a mentor for a few weeks to determine if this is truly the career choice that will bring fulfillment. It helps them determine what they really like doing before spending thousands of dollars on an education in a particular field that may or may not be right for them.”
Future plans for mentoring programs include those to support young mothers, people emerging abusive relationships and other situations unrelated to education.
“The goal is to get the community involved in empowering each other,” offered Ms. Hammer. “As we ‘pay it forward’, we create a community atmosphere that helps itself by helping each other.”