October 24, 2018 Grassroots Group Meeting

Mentoring Youth with Christine Benes and Damien Hunte, Keiser University Multidisciplinary Center


Event summary (PDF)

Closed Captioning transcript (RTF)

Closed Captioning transcript (PDF) 


Guest presentation

KUMDC career mentoring services

KUMDC career mentoring flyer

KUMDC brochure

Employment First Florida presentation

Other resources

There are many mentoring resources on the ThinkCollege website 

Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors by MENTOR | Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

About our Presenters


Christine Benes, school liaison, KUMC

Christine has extensive experience in high schools, colleges, literacy programs, alternative to incarceration and prison, teaching teenagers and adults with learning problems and working closely with their work search and job retention.  This has involved individual work involving problem solving, exploring options and developing more independent thinking and functioning.  She has learned that clear communication, in small groups and on an individual basis, has been the key to effective work with all students in cities, small towns and overseas.  Christine has a master’s degree in Education.



Damien Hunte school liaison, KUMC

Damien is an inspirational/motivational speaker and educator who has dedicated his life to leading, training, empowering, and motivating others to pursue their passion and purpose in life. He has over 10 years of experience teaching all in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) (students with disabilities).  True to his passion for mentoring, Damien was instrumental in creating and developing the mentoring program of KUMC, of which services 8 counties within the state of Florida.  In addition to committing his life to mentoring, Damien faithfully served our country for 8 years in the United States Army, and a Servicemember Award recipient for his deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom.