Staff to Provide One-on-One Mentoring to Local High School Students

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2024) – Visit Anaheim, the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Anaheim, announced its two-year commitment to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire (BBBS) Workplace Mentoring program. Fourteen Katella High School students will begin going to the Visit Anaheim office once a month to receive one-on-one career mentoring from Visit Anaheim staff.

Focusing on college and career readiness, the BBBS Workplace Mentoring program offers high school students a jumpstart in their professional development with exposure to major corporations and one-on-one time with accomplished mentors.

By partnering with Visit Anaheim, students will have an opportunity to explore career possibilities, discover academic pathways and build relationships with mentors who are skilled professionals in the tourism and hospitality field.

“With over 63,000 tourism jobs in Anaheim across the convention center, theme parks, restaurants, shops, and hotels, Visit Anaheim is enthusiastic about getting young professionals interested in career opportunities within our industry,” said Christina Dawson, Senior Vice President of Operations, Visit Anaheim.

Students will have the opportunity to kickstart their careers, get a sneak peek into a professional workplace, build a relationship with an experienced mentor, explore career possibilities in a field that interests them and make valuable professional connections for the future.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides after-school transportation for students and facilitates each session, which includes one-on-one time and collaborative group activities.

To learn more about Visit Anaheim’s efforts to develop the future tourism and hospitality workforce, go to



About Visit Anaheim: 
Founded in 1961, Visit Anaheim is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit destination marketing organization. Visit Anaheim’s mission is to develop, market and sell Anaheim to benefit the economic vitality of its neighborhoods. To learn more about Visit Anaheim, visit: and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our mentoring model was created on the premise of youth equity and empowerment, designed to meet kids where they are and empower them with the skills to transform their lives and their communities. Since 1958, we have provided local youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported mentoring connections that provide a direct and measurable impact on their lives. With a mentor, youth are able to build emotional intelligence and social capital necessary to achieve educational milestones, set postsecondary plans and achieve a living wage job. Through mentoring, our aim is to reduce the number of disconnected youth in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and build a self-sufficient workforce with the potential to change the world.

To learn more about the organization, visit their Orange County office’s website or their Inland Empire office’s website.