Are you passionate about helping the next generation of professionals achieve their career goals? Do you have valuable experiences and insights you’d like to share with eager young minds? If so, Digital NEST invites you to become a mentor in our 2024 Mentor Program!
Connecting Leaders with Youth
Digital NEST is committed to creating sustainable and scalable technology learning centers, specifically tailored to empower Latinx youth. Our mission is to bridge the gap of economic inequality by equipping youth with the essential skills, resources, and networks to launch successful careers in the tech industry.
We’re excited to offer you the chance to become a mentor for Digital NEST youth. As a mentor you will provide vital support and guidance to young interns embarking on their career journeys through the bizzNEST Internship. We offer two ways for you to support as a mentor at Digital NEST: our Mentor Program and the Mentor Alliance.
Mentor Program Commitment (5 months)
Our Mentor Program involves a 5-month commitment (1 hour per month) where mentors will play a pivotal role in supporting the professional growth of interns. This includes providing valuable insights into their respective fields, offering networking support, giving feedback on resumes and portfolios, and sharing effective interview strategies.
Here’s a glimpse of the Mentor Program timeline:
Fall 2023: Mentor Recruitment
- Virtual Mentor Mixer events to facilitate mentor-mentee matching
January 2024 to May 2024: Mentor Program
Minimum of five 1-hour virtual meetings (once per month)
- January – Welcome Event
- February – Informational Interviews
- March – Resume & Portfolio Review
- April – Mock Interviews
- May – Closing Celebration
June 2024 and beyond:
- Option to continue supporting mentees as they navigate their job search post bizzNEST
Due to the tremendous interest in the Mentor Program, we may not be able to match every interested mentor with a mentee. We will also offer mentor opportunities through the Mentor Alliance (see below!).
Mentor Alliance (One-off Meetings)
Not able to commit for the full five-month Mentor Program but still want to support Digital NEST youth? Join our Mentor Alliance! As a member, you’ll be available throughout the year to provide one-off mentorship and support around specific topics. When interns express specific needs, we’ll reach out to our Mentor Alliance to match them with mentors who can provide relevant support.
Get Involved and Learn More
Ready to make a difference in a young person’s life and contribute to their future success? Submit the Mentor Interest Form and we will be in touch soon to discuss next steps!
For any questions or clarifications, please feel free to reach out to Emily Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being a part of our mission to support and empower the youth at Digital NEST. Together, we can create a brighter future for the Latinx community in the tech industry!