Saturday, March 26, 2011


CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) is seeking low-income middle-school students (2011-12 school year) for participation in a career shadow day, as part of the agency’s Youth Program.

The purpose of the career shadow day, WHO CANI BE?, is to expose local middle school aged students to various career opportunities. CANI will act as a liaison between the mentor and the student.  The coordinator will meet with students prior to the start of the program, which begins in July, to help determine a suitable career to shadow.

This is a great opportunity to empower your child and expose him or her to the work place. Participants must meet income guidelines and live in Allen County. Additionally, participants will have first priority for CANI’s YIDA (Youth Individual Development Account) program, which can help fund college expenses.

Space is limited to 25 students. Referrals will be accepted through March 28. For more information, or to refer a student, please call Youth Program Coordinator Rachel Eldridge at (260) 423-3546 ext. 287, or e-mail Applications can also be found here online.

CANI helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. For more information about CANI and the services provided, see