The Latin American Association’s Latino Youth Leadership Academy offers a mentoring program for 150 ninth, tenth and eleventh and twelfth graders in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties who are currently participating in our youth program. College students, civic leaders and professionals are invited to serve as mentors, working with Latino youth to develop leadership skills, answer questions about college, offer career guidance and provide academic and social support.

Latin Youth Mentor   Latin Youth Mentor Latin American

Mentor Expectations

  • Mentors must make a nine-month commitment (from September 2016 until May 2017) to meet with their mentee a minimum of two times a month after school or on weekends
  • Mentors and mentees will be matched according to gender, interests and personality traits
  • Mentors must attend a mandatory mentor orientation and a meeting with the family of the mentee on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 or Saturday, October 8th, 2016
  • Mentors must chedule a minimum of two meetings per month in advance
  • Mentors must work closely with the program managers, providing activity logs, updates and feedback
  • Mentors must maintain communication with mentee and follow through on commitments
  • Mentors must serve as a resource and source of support for assigned mentee

All mentors must undergo a background check prior to being matched.

How to Apply

Please complete an application by clicking here.  You will need to provide your contact information, a résumé and references, and you must also submit two essays.

The first cohort of mentors will be notified in August 2016 regarding next steps.

For more information, please contact Rigoberto Rivera at 404.638.1810 or  rrivera@thelaa.org