Program

`A`ALI`I Mentoring's (AM) Year 1 program emphasizes establishing a close mentoring relationship through one-to-one connections. In addition, purposeful group cohort activities (known as Group Meets), offer a broader support system. Year 1 program features include the following: 

 

  • One-to-one mentoring

  • Group cohort mentoring

  • Group Meet workshops including personal finance, career exploration and readiness, and interpersonal skill development

  • Resources for volunteer, intern, and work opportunities

  • Scholarship opportunities of up to $1,500 upon successful completion of Year 1 program

After completing Year 1, Mentees have the option to continue with AM for a Year 2 program.  The Year 2 program consists of the following:

  • 6 Group Meets only

  • Resources for volunteer, intern, and work opportunities

  • Grant opportunities for Mentees of up to $1,000 upon successful completion of Year 2 program

    • the grant can be used towards tuition, study abord, or internship stipend

    • the grant criteria include attendance, active participation, and feedback survey completion

    • the grant application will open in Spring 2023

The success of the Year 1 pilot program (see "Our Impact" page) led to a pilot Year 2 program for returning mentees that was launched in September 2022.

Our Goals

`A`ALI`I Mentoring's main program goals for AM Mentees are as follows:

  • Enhance academic performance and persistence

  • Increase retention and graduation rates in post-secondary education

  • Encourage career exploration and open careers pathways

  • Improve leadership/interpersonal skills and self-confidence

  • Expose young people to a broad range of perspectives approaches to life

  • Develop life-long connections with peers and professionals in the community

 
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Mentee Testimonials

“Appreciate everything that this mentorship offers and provides for us mentees, absolutely life changing!”

 

“I enjoyed hearing from successful people and people who have been through similar things as us in young adulthood. It was comforting to know that people have been where I am now and that not everyone has everything figured out."

 

“… very helpful for me especially when navigating through my life because I don't necessarily have an adult figure that I can turn to about these things to get advice.”

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Mentor Testimonials

“It has been surprisingly rewarding to be able to talk through things … with her, and to see sparks of satisfaction, confidence and relief in her.”

“It was great to have the opportunity to talk to each of the mentees and learn more about them and their future career goals. Hopefully I was able to share some insight and life experiences that helped them.”