Amherst County

IRON Lives

Categories: Amherst County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016


IRON’s mission is to help youth consistently overcome negativity in their lives and communities. Their programs for secondary education students develop these youth into positive adults who change the world.
IRON programs fulfill their mission by building character, teaching respect and professionalism, developing leadership skills, and promoting selflessness through community service. IRON members are held accountable by IRON mentors (teachers) who contribute countless hours of their personal time hosting weekly meetings and supervising purposeful activities. These programs include professionalism workshops such as resume writing, dress for success seminars, and college visitations ultimately culminating in mock interviews with community and business leaders. Additionally, IRON students engage in community service projects with the Salvation Army, Daily Bread, Gleaning for the World, United Way, and other local community groups. IRON programs collaborate with local colleges to host personal development activities including trips to see college football games, college fashion shows, and inspirational speakers.


Derrick Brown
Assistant Principal of Amherst Middle School