"Next Generation" group looks to create mentorship program

Sep 28, 2015

The Aspen Next Generation Commission's goal is to advance policy interests of the 18-40 year old demographic that live or work in the Aspen area. They're working on creating a mentoring program.
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A group that advocates for young people wants to create a mentorship program they say would grow Aspen’s economy.

The Aspen Next Generation Commission will ask City Council Tuesday (9/29) for $30,000 for the program. Marci Krivonen spoke to Next-Gen Chairman Skippy Mesirow who says it could break down hurdles that lead young people to move away.

Skippy Mesirow is Chairman of the Aspen Next Generation Commission. He says the Aspen Chamber, Aspen Elks and Aspen Rotary are chipping in to help fund the proposed mentorship program. The item goes before town council during a work session, starting at 4pm.