Finding Meaning in Mentoring
March 2016

Dominion Virginia Power employee Les Carter is both proud and humbled to be a mentor at Richmond’s Thompson Middle School, where he has worked with students for the past five years.

Thompson has a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) emphasis, which aligns nicely with Dominion, writes Carter. “After some training by the Virginia Mentoring Project, which helped prepare the mentors for what was to come, we were introduced to our mentees and started connecting. The students selected are those who would benefit from mentoring, both academically and socially. Most come from challenging backgrounds.”

Carter notes he is proud that Dominion actively encourages its employees to be engaged in the local community. The program focuses on teaching students STEM skills and is designed to help them both academically and socially.