Mentorship Program

The Mentorship program is a FREE 8 week program that pairs high school mentees with post-secondary mentors based on their personal + professional interests, as well as geographical location. This is designed to help prepare high school students for the PS (Post-Secondary) life, and for mentees to have a support system where the mentor shares their skills, experiences and expertise.

Further your growth with a fellow mentee and mentor!
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Take a look at our program Notion page for a more detailed overview of the program

Schedule & Weekly Overview

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View in Notion

Benefits ​

 

Benefits

Mentor

Current Post-Secondary Student or Recent Grad

Mentee

Grades 8-12, Currently Attending High School

Host / Panelist

Passion For Educating High School Students

Requirements

 
Mentor
  • Age: You are a student currently attending post-secondary or a recent grad (1-2 years since graduation)

  • Language: All program content and communication on the platform is in English, and a strong level of English proficiency is required.

  • Location: Anywhere around the world as long as you can access at least one device with internet capabilities.

  • Time Commitment: All mentors accepted to the program will be asked to complete a 1–2 hour training. For 8 weeks, mentors are expected to spend around 30 mins - 1 hour to answer the discussion questions and to schedule a weekly 1-on-1 call with their mentee(s) which are around 30 min - 1 hour each.

  • Mindset: Passionate about engaging and inspiring the next generation of leaders, and willing to volunteer their time and effort into the mentee.

Mentee
  • Age: Grades 8-12 and is currently attending high school

  • Location: Anywhere around the world as long as you can access at least one device with internet capabilities.

  • Language: All program content and communication on the platform is in English, and a strong level of English proficiency is required.

  • Time Commitment: For 8 weeks, you will spend approximately 30 mins for the discussion email, 1 hour weekly workshop, and a 30 - 60min weekly call with your mentor every week (total up to 2-3 hours per week).

  • Mindset: Eager to learn more about themselves and are willing to take the time and effort to self-invest. No particular experience needed!

  • Cost: None! The Mentorship Program is completely free to all mentees!

Host/
Panelist
  • Passion for teaching high school students

  • Have at least one device with a stable internet connection

  • Strong level of English proficiency (speaking, writing, etc.)

  • Previous or current experience with your chosen workshop topics

  • Professionalism and tact in providing feedback and guidance for youth

  • Previous or current experience with public speaking and facilitation is an asset

Application + Responsibilities

Mentors:​

Mentees:​

  • Be in charge of mentoring 1-3 mentees by assisting them wherever they need to the best of your abilities

  • Have a weekly 1-on-1 call with your mentee and answer any questions they have

  • Engage within the Mentorship Community in Slack

  • Attend the weekly workshops/panels (optional)

  • Attend the Zoom lives and Instagram lives (optional)

  • Participate in Coffee chats (optional)

  • Get mentored by a mentor over the course of 8 weeks

  • Have a weekly 1-on-1 call with your mentor and ask any questions you have

  • Set goals for yourself and tell your mentor what you need to improve/prepare

  • Engage within the Mentorship Community in Slack

  • Attend the weekly workshops/panels

  • Attend the Zoom lives and Instagram lives (optional)

  • Participate in Coffee chats (optional)

Workshop Host

We are looking for four workshop hosts for the following:

  • Week 4: Post-Secondary Self Care (PS Self-care + Mental Health)

  • Week 5: Post-Secondary Finances (Personal Finances + financing for PS)

  • Week 7: Career Job Prep (PS Job Prep (CV, Resumes, Interviews, Cover Letters))

  • Week 8: Career Development (PS Professional Development: LinkedIn, networking and personal branding)

While you can choose multiple options for hosting a workshop, if chosen, you will only have one workshop to present to ensure as many people as possible can get the opportunity to host.

Your job is to prepare, facilitate and host a 1 hour webinar based on their chosen topic for all high school mentees to participate in. You will receive support with creating an outline, script, slides and key takeaways for your workshop from the Project Snapshot members!

If chosen, you will receive more information about our expectations, a timeline, and an outline of topics you need to cover. Throughout the process, you will receive support from the Project Snapshot team and resources for virtual facilitation.

Workshop hosts are chosen on an application basis, and you will be notified if you are chosen to host a workshop after Mentorship Applications close and after interviews.

Panelist

 

We are looking for 16-24 panelists in total (4-6 panelists for each workshop) for the following:

  • Week 1: Post-Secondary Applications (Applying to PS)

  • Week 2: Post-Secondary Life (Living the PS Life)

  • Week 3: Post-Secondary Academics (Academics in PS)

  • Week 6: Career Opportunities (Involving yourself in PS (Jobs, Internships, and Research; getting involved in Post-Secondary))

While you can choose both options for being part of the workshop panel, if chosen, you will only participate in one panel to ensure as many people as possible can get the opportunity to participate.

Panelists will be part of a group of other speakers that will participate in a 1 hour webinar to answer questions and help facilitate discussions depending on the topic they have chosen. You will receive the questions before the webinar starts as an outline of what we’ll be going over as well as a few tips on being a good panelist.

Panelists are chosen on an application basis, and you will be notified if you are chosen to participate in a panel after Mentorship Applications close and after interviews.

 
 

FAQs

Can grads participate as mentors?


Yes! As long as you graduated 1 - 2 years ago, you are still eligible to apply for the program.




Can I participate in the R&D and PD program?


If you're a post-secondary student, you can participate in one of the programs, but not both to ensure that you're dedicated to the programs!




Are the webinars mandatory?


They are for mentees, but not for mentors!




I can't go to the webinars, what should I do?


As long as you have a good reason, we will allow you to still participate! We'll be sending the sldies, recording, and takeaways after each webinar.




I haven't heard back from my mentee/mentor, what do I do?


As long as you have a good reason, we will allow you to still participate! We'll be sending the slides, recording and takeaways after each webinar.




It's my first time as a mentee/mentor. How do I make the most out of it?


We'll provide a Mentorship 101 package once you're accepted into the program that will contain resources that will help you!




How active do I have to be on Slack throughout the program?


As long as your mentor/mentee can contact you and you respond within 48 hours, that's fine! But if you want to make the most out of the program, lend a hand or ask some questions!




How do I contact my mentee/mentor?


We recommend Slack/email!





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