Giving back to the community has always been important to Lucerne International, even down to each individual team member. One of those team members is the Director of Human Resources, Stephanie Jones. This year, Stephanie decided to partner with Winning Futures, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth to succeed through mentoring, strategic planning and workplace preparation.
Stephanie serves on the leadership team for Lucerne International, where she has been an integral part of maintaining and managing the daily operations for the staff. Her story of growth in business operations lends itself well to the students she is guiding, and she now has the opportunity to share her story and inspire young students to achieve their goals.
Stephanie will serve as a mentor to three students at Pontiac Academy for Excellence High School throughout the 2017-18 school year. Although the program has only recently started, she has made a connection with the students, finding they have several things in common, such as the same favorite color and, like herself, all three students have an interest in a business-focused career.
She believes in teaching students to be their true authentic, happy selves, and to embrace who they are. One piece of advice Stephanie gave to her students is
“If you aren’t doing this already, wake up each morning speaking nothing but positive affirmations into your life. If you wake up and say you are going to have a bad day, then that is what you will have, but if you wake each day reaffirming that “Today is going to be the best day ever,” you have already set the tone for the type of day you will have.”
Before she was able to partake in this program, Stephanie, along with the other mentors, went through a highly engaging training process to discuss what it takes to be a successful mentor as well as learn what to report and how to respond to certain situations.
This is just an example of how invested the team at Lucerne International is to the development and growth of the youth. The company has even expanded their internship program into high schools this year. Stephanie, along with the entire Lucerne International organization, is thrilled to be a part of this opportunity and is looking forward to making a positive impact on the students’ lives.