**A correction has been made in this article to correct the name of the non-profit to “Follow My Steps Foundation.”

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Becoming successful usually means attending the school of hard knocks but a Springfield non-profit called, “Follow My Steps Foundation,” tries taking some of the bumps and bruises out of the learning experience.

The foundation on Saturday introduced high school students to mentors from the police and fire departments as well as local businesses. The learning experience took place at the American International College Campus Center.

Each of the mentors provided the young people with the information they’ll need to help them choose a career. Follow My Steps Foundation is happy to help and Kashawn J. Sanders is available for questions and more information.