Thank you for your interest in sharing your experience and expertise with the apprentice class of the Atlanta Mentors program.
Here is what we are asking of our approved mentors:
- Mentors to attend the orientation and introduce yourself and your background. (Tell your story.) If you choose to be a Presenter and not a Mentor, you do not need to attend orientation.
- Teach the group 1-2 hands-on and/or interactive classes.
- Mentor three (3) apprentices during the length of the program in a 1:1 mentoring relationship either in person or through Skype, FaceTime, etc.
- We would like you to give us a list of essential subjects you think the group as a whole should learn more about. (Looking for you to share your top 16-20 class ideas in the Mentor Application, not necessarily classes you want to personally teach.)
- Email your resume of hands-on and/or interactive classes you can offer to the group to AtlantaMentors@yahoo.com. These can be 60, 90, or 120 minute time-frames. (Looking for 2-6 classes to be listed on Mentor Application.)
- Give us a list of the areas of expertise you can offer the apprentices in their One-on-One mentoring times with you. (Looking for 2-6 subjects/skills to be listed on the Mentor Application.)
Please be sure to review the program dates listed on the home page.
What to expect
We agree to teach, they agree to learn and do!
The Apprentices who have committed to completing this program will complete their paperwork. They will introduce themselves and discuss what they hope to learn from this program, and we will introduce ourselves. Please be prepared to introduce yourself at orientation. This enables the entire class to become familiar with what you’re offering even if they don’t get paired with you for mentoring. They will be given your preferred method of contact in case they want to reach out to you about what you are offering to teach.
Meeting with your Apprentices
- Approved Mentors will have the length of the program to meet with all of assigned Apprentices. If they decide that this mentorship needs to be extended, they are welcome to negotiate this beyond the program. It is up to you and your Apprentice to meet as many times as you feel necessary to reach the agreed upon goal.
- It is the Apprentice’s responsibility to make contact with their Mentor(s) to set up the meetings. If the Mentor feels the apprentice is not making an effort, the Mentor should contact one of the Mentor Liaisons so they can reach out to that apprentice.
- Mentors should meet with each Apprentice at least once in a face-to-face meeting when teaching hands-on skills. Mentoring can also take place via phone, Skype, FaceTime, etc.
- Report to the Mentor Coordinator regarding the progress of each Apprentice, success of the mentorship, and any feedback on the apprentice and the program.
- We ask that you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early for your class and bring your own demo bottom. Our daily schedule will be very full on every day. If you are late for your class we may be forced to move on to a group exercise in place of your scheduled class. Since our schedule is completed months in advance there will not be another spot to reschedule. Please communicate with your Mentor Liaisons if any issues arise.
- All Mentors are invited to the graduation festivities.
- Applications being accepted until MARCH 31, 2020 (if you miss this cut off date please email AtlantaMentors@yahoo.com
We only ask for one application per person. If you have a document listing your class selections you are welcome to email it separately to AtlantaMentors@yahoo.com