Rebecca Crowe: Mentoring young men and women
Rebecca Crowe, ORAU small business program manager and a procurement group manager, actively serves a grassroots effort to instill a positive self-image and good moral character in young men and women, grades 6 to 12.
As a volunteer program coordinator, Crowe is a mentor for participants in The Men of Tomorrow Program in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and also is the secretary and webmaster for The Men of Tomorrow Foundation. She is a graduate of the program that at first served only young men but then transitioned to also include young women.
Crowe enjoys giving back to a mentoring organization that over the years has also involved her parents and brother. She connected with and mentored one family in which three children graduated from the program. The children attended universities and then returned to the program to mentor other students.
“My parents always wanted to help people,” said Crowe, who recalls her mother tutoring young students in the community. She said the organization emphasizes academic achievement, positive self-image, positive role models and cultural and career development.
“The goal is to prepare our students to be successful and have the tools to move forward after high school,” said Crowe. Founded by members of Zeta Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and facilitated by various community leaders, the program has awarded scholarships since 1991 to participants who have completed the program requirements, graduated high school and entered college.