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The Cypress Chamber is looking for a few good mentors

The Cypress Chamber of Commerce looking for mentors in all fields of work who would like to be a part of our popular annual Student-Business Mentor Breakfast on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This is an opportunity to share your wisdom, background and subject matter expertise and talk to students over breakfast.

California Military Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Rochelle Sonza. Photo courtesy of Cypress Chamber of Commerce.

The program is geared for high school juniors and seniors and mentors are matched with students who have expressed a career interest in your area of work. There is no charge for mentors, although anyone can be an Educational Sponsor for $15, which helps offset the cost for the program.

Our keynote speaker this year will be California Military Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Rochelle Sonza, a 19 year veteran. She began her military career as a combat medic serving oversees in Germany and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom-1.

Over the years she has served in many leadership roles and was commissioned as the first Community Outreach Officer for the CA Military Department’s “Youth & Community Programs Task Force.” Currently she oversees the Recruiting, Placement, Mentorship, and Outreach department of Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy.

Chief Sonza is passionate about providing a second chance to any at- promise youth who wants to succeed. She is a firm believer in the power of mentorship and the belief that “it takes a village to create positive change.”

For many years McDonald’s of Cypress has generously donated the breakfast for this event and will once again be providing the food. Other key sponsors for 2020 include: ENO Brands, Kinetic Mortgage, The City of Cypress, Crystal Geyser Water and Forest Lawn of Cypress.

Reservations and information regarding your area of expertise can be made directly on the Cypress Chamber website at cypresschamber.org. If you need more information please call the Chamber office at 714 484-6015.