Thank you for your interest in becoming an America Needs You Mentor Coach!
The application to become a 2017 Mentor Coach is now open! In preparation for submitting an application, please review the eligibility requirements and site-specific deadlines below.
LaGuardia Community College (Long Island City, NY) – Rolling Admission
California – The 2017 application cycle has closed. 2018 applications will open in the fall/winter.
Illinois – Rolling Admission New Jersey – Rolling Admission New York – The 2017 application cycle has closed. 2018 applications will open in the fall/winter.
I want to mentor high-potential, low-income, first-generation college students in their personal and professional development
I am passionate about giving back to the community
I am available to attend career development workshops 1-2 Saturdays per month for 2 years
I am a college graduate with 3+ years of work experience, willing to share my industry expertise and network
Develop a one-on-one mentoring relationship with your Fellow
Serve as a role model and resource for your class of Mentor Coaches and Fellows
Network with highly accomplished professionals from a variety of industries
Gain access to exclusive professional development and social events
The Fellows Program begins in July 2017
Workshops are held on Saturdays
Year One workshops occur bi-weekly and typically run from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M, followed by optional volunteer-led social events
Year Two workshops occur monthly and are shorter with more industry and skill-specific events tailored to our Fellows’ needs and interests
Curriculum includes professional development topics such as resumes and cover letters, elevator pitches, mock interviews, networking, professional etiquette and more
Tentative Program Admissions Timeline
LaGuardia Community College Applicants
Application Deadline: Rolling through July
Finalist Interviews and Notification of Acceptance: Rolling through August
Program Begins: September
California Applicants Please note that the calendar for our California program is slightly different than that of other sites. Workshops will run monthly in the summer and quarterly in the fall through spring. We are looking for Mentor Coaches based in the Los Angeles area with experience in the business, STEM or healthcare fields.