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Mentorship Program

NOAH Mentorship Program

Announcing the NOAH Mentorship Program!

The NOAH Mentorship Program seeks to connect young adult PWAs with older members of the community who share their interests. This near-peer mentorship program will include high school students, college/trade students, and recent graduates in the workforce. After a formal screening process, mentors and mentees will be paired for a year-long term, during which they can connect informally and through structured events. The first year long term will conclude in July of 2022.

Please fill out an interest form below if you would like to participate in the Mentorship program:
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All Interest Forms due by May 30th!

Teen Form: https://app.donorview.com/NzorZ
College/Trade Student Form: https://app.donorview.com/bkZzo
Graduate Student/Employed Young Adult: https://app.donorview.com/qOZMY


Mentorship Program Position Descriptions

Mentee Position Description ~ Mentor Position Description

Mentee Position Description

Mentees will be paired with one mentor of similar interests for the duration of the one year program. High school students will be paired with a collegiate mentor while college and trade students will be paired with a recent graduate. Mentees will interact in an online environment with their mentors a minimum of once every two months, but the pair will have flexibility in scheduling additional meetings.

The program is divided into two mentorship demographics:

  1. College/Trade Student Mentors + High School Student Mentees
  2. Recent Graduate Mentors + College/Trade Student Mentees

College/trade students may participate both as a mentor and mentee.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Stay in contact with mentor throughout the one year program
  • Provide feedback and report back to program leadership any issues that arise in meetings

Expectations

  • Attend NOAH programming events throughout the duration of the program, including occasional full-group meetings
  • Flexible scheduling of meetings a minimum of once every two months
  • Be respectful of all program participants
  • Abide by NOAH confidentiality agreement

Desired Attributes:

  • Be a high school or college/trade school student with albinism
  • Previously participated in a NOAH event
  • Outgoing and driven to develop a relationship with a young adult mentor

Time Commitment: 

  • Approximately one hour per month
    • Occasional full-program Zoom meetings
    • One-on-one virtual meetings
    • Email exchange
  • Year-long mentorship term

Please fill out an interest form if you would like to participate in the Mentorship program as a mentee!


Questions? Email mentorship@albinism.org


Mentor Position Description

Program Mentors will provide guidance and support for their assigned mentees through casual, online meetups. Mentors will be responsible for maintaining contact with their mentee throughout the program’s duration and reporting to leadership with feedback (any issues/highlights). Each mentor-mentee pair has flexibility in how they structure their interactions, but contact should be made at least once every two months.

The program is divided into two mentorship demographics:

  1. College/Trade Student Mentors + High School Student Mentees
  2. Recent Graduate Mentors + College/Trade Student Mentors

College/Trade students may participate both as a mentor and mentee.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide career/personal guidance for assigned mentee
  • Remain in contact with mentee throughout one-year term
  • Report to leadership any issues or highlights from mentorship

Expectations

  • Flexible structure with minimum of one meeting every two months
  • Participate in a single mentorship training session
  • Attend full-program events throughout the year
  • Be respectful of all program participants
  • Abide by NOAH confidentiality agreement

Desired Attributes:

  • Young adult with albinism (PWA) 
  • At least 18 years old
  • Previously participated in a NOAH event
  • Desire to build one-on-one relationship with a near-peer mentee
  • Interest in sharing how you navigated experiences as a young adult with albinism

Time Commitment: 

  • Approximately one hour per month
    • Occasional full-program Zoom meetings
    • One-on-one virtual meetings
    • Email exchange
  • Year-long mentorship term

Please fill out an interest form if you would like to participate in the Mentorship program as a mentor!


Questions? Email mentorship@albinism.org