During the first year of the Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP), all student fellows are assigned a mentor. The mentors are community leaders who act as role models, advisers, teachers, and friends. Over 800 members of the community have served as mentors — many have served more than once.
BECOME A MENTOR
Serving as a mentor for a student in the SLFP is your opportunity to:
- Share your experiences and leadership advice
- Inspire future leaders
- Contribute to the legacy of over 1,000 community leaders who have been mentors since the program's inception in 1991
- Be re-energized, and gain new leadership insights
HOW IT WORKS
- Fill out the Mentor Profile form (April - June)
- Get matched with a student fellow for one academic year (June - July)
- Attend a Mentor Orientation (July - August)
- Go over the program, mentor component and expectations
- Find out who your mentee is!
- Write a letter introducing yourself to your mentee
- Your mentee will find out who you are during the annual SLFP Fall Retreat (September)
- Attend a workshop (Mentorshop) with your mentee each semester (two overall)
- Set up your own schedule of meetings and activities with your mentee
- Meet around twice a month
- Activities include going out for coffee, volunteering, attending a community/campus event, job shadowing, going for a hike, etc.
- Provide support, advice, community connections and opportunities for a future leader
This is a leadership/community mentoring experience. Although there may be some educational benefits that emerge if you are matched with someone interested in your career field, this is viewed as a bonus. What we hope that student fellows gain from the SLFP’s mentoring component is an understanding and appreciation of leadership at the community level.