With the Mentoring Program, UndocuProfessionals Network aims to empower undocumented youth and aspiring professionals by connecting them with passionate mentors that can offer meaningful guidance and support. More specifically, we aim for mentors and mentees to find support with each other by sharing personal experiences, navigating educational institutions, employment opportunities, career experiences and other topics that feel comfortable sharing.
The start of the program is Summer 2023 and mentors & mentees will meet a minimum of 6 contacts for the full program.
Mentor/Mentee will communicate via phone, email, or video conference. We have established different mentoring “tiers” to meet the needs of both mentor & mentee goals of the program in the following 3 tiers;
Personal, Career and Educational.
Application are currently being accepted
"I could have used a mentor myself to navigate education, life, and my careers while undocumented or once I had DACA. Now I am in a position to mentor others and help guide them, validate them, and expose them to various pathways. Joining the UndocuProfessionals mentorship program gave me the opportunity to give back and hope I can continue to join other programs that centers the undocumented communities" - MENTOR
"The UndocuProfessionals Mentorship program provided the opportunity to mentor within our undocumented community which is highly needed and can make a difference between a student giving up on their dreams and achieving them."-MENTOR
"For the first time I felt that someone actually understood me and not feeling that I couldn't share my immigration status."-MENTEE
"My mentor connected with me right away and took their time to really get to know me. I'm grateful for the opportunity to just connect with someone that understand my struggles as someone undocumented."-MENTEE
"I learned quickly that I was in the right mentorship program because I felt understood. My mentor helped me take my first step to reach out to others for help. After the mentorship program I reached out to a company that gave me an internship opportunity using my ITIN."-MENTEE
What are the Benefits of Joining the program?
Yes, many mentors and mentees are non-DACA.
One week after the start of the program
The UndocuProfessionals mentorship program team works diligently to pair the best possible match and many pieces are reviewed before finalizing the match. Some to mention are: Location, Availability and your main goal of the program.
The Spring/Summer Mentorship Program will last from March 29, 2021 to August 27, 2021, however, we hope the mentorship program is only the beginning of the relationship with your mentee/mentor.
We will provide the following events and resources for the mentors so they can better assist their mentee: 1 hour training, 2 Mentors Meetings, provide resources, one-to-one meeting upon request, 2 networking events,
Mentees that need personal, educational and professional development are highly encouraged to apply. Also, HS students are welcome to apply. Students under eighteen years old will have to get their legal guardians written consent to participate in the program.
The date and time is flexible. It is up to the mentor and mentee to decide on the dates/times of meetings.
Yes, you can certainly be a mentor & mentee at the same time.
We understand that we are currently living differently and difficult times, therefore, we ask that you please let us know as soon as possible to ensure that we notify the mentee/or mentor.
For more info please email the Mentorship Program Team: email@example.com