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UNT lands new grant for student mentorship

The University of North Texas will launch a high school version of its program Career Connect to help middle school and high school students figure out career paths. 

The Greater Texas Foundation is helping launch the program with a $1.6 million grant to fund its first three years of operation. The goal of the mentorship program is to provide career development tools to middle school and high school students across Denton County. 

UNT student mentors will help the younger students make quality career decisions before they decide next steps, like what major to pursue in college. Statewide, eighth-graders are asked to select an area of interest for their futures so they can take related courses. 

UNT is now looking to hire for a director for the program, according to job listings.