Volar, meaning “to fly” in Spanish, a youth career mentoring program, has elected to join forces with the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket, to enhance their existing workforce development program. Together, we are creating exposure to different career opportunities in order to help youth realize their dreams.

The idea for “Volar” was born from the vision of 8 Rhode Islanders who met as members of the Sigma II Class of Leadership Rhode Island, each with a unique set of experiences and representing diverse industries and careers. Collectively Team Volar represents organizations across the state, including, Amgen, 401 TechBridge, the Rhode Island Dental Association, RIHousing and the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket. We are:

Laionel Cintron

Account Manager – Northeast


Kristen Dowling

Senior Manager, Quality Assurance


Christy Durant

Executive Director

RI Dental Association

Jim Hoyt


Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket

Linda Larson

Programs & Partnerships Manager

401 Tech Bridge

Billy Leiva

Digital Marketing, Film Making, Graphic Design

RI General Assembly

Jessica Mowry

Assistant Director, Leased Housing & Rental Services

RI Housing

Carlos Zambrano, MBA

Director of Technology Services

Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.

Be An Agent of Change

Help youth realize their dreams.

Choose Your Tier

Tier 1


A one-time 1-hour session in which the volunteer participates in a career panel, or one time classroom setting. The career panel’s goal is to share their professional journey and provide information through experience. Why do you do what you do? How did you get there? There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Assistance and skills required in the classroom would align with the curriculum and lesson planning.

Tier 2


The volunteer provides assistance in the classroom delivery with topics ranging from resume building, to interview tips, mock interviews, cover letters, and appropriate dress. This option focuses on the practical aspect of assisting Club members in getting everything ready for job hunting and interviews. This  commitment requires multiple engagements with youth in the classroom setting.

Tier 3


Volunteer/Mentor commits to a 12-month career mentoring relationship. Engagement with the Club members is more invested and focused. The volunteer will be assigned 2 mentees’. The purpose of mentoring is for the volunteer to help guide the Club member and for the Club member to have a “go to” professional for support.