Sharing Knowledge for Integenerational Growth
We are launching a mentorship program to connect seasoned professionals with young professionals and to grow the next generation of Kingdom-driven leaders across all industries.
Become A Mentor
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How AYP's Mentorship Program Works
We are currently developing our mentorship framework, recruiting mentors, and connecting our AYP team members with mentors. Our goal is to launch our public mentorship program in Summer 2024. Through this program, our goal is to:
Mentors are vetted by our mentorship team and upon approval, are added to AYP’s online mentor directory.
Finding A Mentor
AYPers browse the directory to get to know potential mentors. They then request a mentor through our online portal.
Ensuring A Good Fit
Our mentorship team verifies that the mentor and mentee will be a good fit then introduces the mentor and mentee via email.
Upon the introduction being facilitated, the mentor schedule a time to meet with the mentee and develop a roadmap.
Based on the introductory call, the mentor and mentee meets on a frequency and platform that works for both parties.
Between mentorship meeting, mentees and mentors keep in touch via AYP’s online portal.
Some mentors and mentees meet for a few months while others meet indefinitely. AYP intentionally facilitates a flexible environment.
Equipped To Lead
The hope is that this program equips AYPers to lead in their area of work, life, and ministry – following God’s calling according to their talents and gifts!
A short questionnaire will be sent to you in order for us at AYP to capture key information about yourself, your experience and your availability to serve as a mentor. Following this, a member of the Mentorship Program team will get in touch to have a virtual getting to know you interview, where you will be introduced to the formal requirements of the mentorship role. Finally, your details will be held in our mentor database to allow for the mentorship team to match you with a suitable mentee. The introduction to the mentee will be facilitated by the mentorship team.
This is at the discretion of both the mentee(s) and yourself. The initial meeting between both parties is where mutual expectations are established, especially around meeting duration, scheduling and platform/channels. We do not prescribe a particular channel, however audio or video calls on secure platforms, whilst in person meetings may present more logistical challenges. Normally the mentee may mention if they require more meetings with you as a mentor, however they may not take up all of the agreed upon meetings due to other factors.
This is a welcomed prospect, especially if the individuals in your organization already act as mentors to their fellow colleagues. Either way, the Mentorship program team would be keen to understand what time commitments the mentors can provide as well as their areas of expertise and background. Those who wish to sign up can be provided with a link and potentially be matched with mentees. For ease, it could be possible to arrange group mentor training/introductions with the mentorship program team if all potential mentors within your organization. Alternatively this can happen on an individual basis prior to the matching process with mentees, especially those who are interested in developing professional experience related to your organization.
Meet our network of mentors from across the globe!
Connect with our team to share your ideas and to find out how you can get involved!
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for additional ways to serve with us? Explore our open volunteer opportunities!