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LATINO YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAM

The LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Academy offers a mentoring program for 200 middle school and high school students in Dekalb, Gwinnett and Fulton 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.

*NOTE* We are currently preparing a virtual mentoring platform to provide useful curriculum for mentors and mentees during the COVID-19 pandemic. This curriculum will be used to complement virtual video meetings of choice (Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, etc.).

Mentor Expectations

  • Mentors must make a eleven-month commitment 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 interests and personality traits.
  • Mentors must attend a mandatory mentor orientation and a meeting with the family of the mentee.
  • Mentors must schedule 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.

Mentorship program

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 Youth Department will notify the first cohort of mentors regarding next steps.

For more information, please contact Diana Pitcher at 404.915.8895 or dpitcher@thelaa.org.

The LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Academy is recruiting 200 middle school and high school students in DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Whitfield, and surrounding counties who want to join our mentoring program. Middle and High School students are invited to be part of the Latino Youth Leadership Academy Mentoring Program. Students will receive a mentor, college advising, career guidance, academic support, and develop leadership skills.

*NOTE*
In partnership with “iCouldBe”, a virtual mentoring platform, we are providing useful curriculum for mentors and mentees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This curriculum will be used to complement virtual video meetings of choice
(Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, etc.)

MENTEE BENEFITS

• One-on-one mentor
• Access to college advisement
• Exposure to volunteer opportunities
• Career advising
• Academic support
• Interactive soccer activities with “Soccer in the Streets”
• Network opportunities
• Field trips to Colleges and Universities
• Summer programming
• Mentors and mentees will be matched according to interests and personality traits
• Mentors will serve as a resource and source of support for their mentee

This year, the Latino Youth Leadership Academy offers all participating students the opportunity to have a mentor: someone to support you academically and personally as a student. The mentors that we train have attended college or university in the United States, come from very similar backgrounds, and are now thriving in their careers.

Your mentor is interested in providing the valuable support that they benefited from (or wish they had), to ensure that you are confident and ready to take on higher education, professional careers, and leadership roles as an adult.

Please complete an application by clicking the “orange” button above. For more information, please contact Luis Andino at 404.663.2332 or landino@thelaa.org.

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