Enigma Link Launches “I Wish I Knew to Ask” Campaign to Mentor Adolescents Into Adulthood

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Local organization, Enigma Link unveiled its non-profit program, I Wish I Knew to Ask, targeting young adults 15 to 23 years old equipping them with skills, confidence, resources, and mentors to successfully help put the pieces back together, and bridge the gap between teen and adulthood.

Enigma Link (enigmainc.org) has developed a state of the art resource book and mentor program that is intended to prepare today’s youth for successful adult life. The innovative book, I Wish I Knew to Ask, will offer a comprehensive educational program to adolescents, 15 to 23 years old, providing them with a resource map to lifelong success. This book answers questions that the youth do not know to ask yet. This resource opens their eyes to possible situations they can avoid, and makes life easier with somewhere to turn to for guidance and answers so they do not make the same mistakes we did. Topics include: credit, insurance, registering a car, addiction help, Interviewing, reading a pay stub, salaries, shopping, and more.

Many young adults today have not been adequately prepared to face the challenges of adulthood. In 2013, 638,000 kids were in foster care, and 241,000 of those kids who turned 18 were released onto the streets with little to no life skills to help them achieve success in college, or careers, let alone equipped with skills for finding employment, housing, budgeting, etc. Mastering these and other complex tasks requires the emotional and financial support of a strong social or familial support system. This transition to adulthood often extends into a young person’s mid-twenties. Without guidance and mentoring, these “adults” get lost in the system.

Working with superintendents of high schools, administrators in the Departments of Corrections, family services administrators, and foster care agencies this program will distribute materials, coaching, and telephone support as they implement the program into their facilities.

About Enigma Link (enigmainc.org)
Enigma Link is an Orange County-based resource program that specializes in helping our youth bridge the gap between teenager and adulthood by answering questions. Working with mentors, and multiple facets to achieve positive results, the I Wish I Knew to Ask materials provide helpful answers to many of the puzzles youth are faced with today.

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