If you are interested in making an incredible impact on the life of an LBT woman then you might want to consider becoming a mentor to an Aqua Scholar. Mentors are carefully matched each year with a scholar who with who they will work. Mentors expected to maintain monthly communication with their mentee as well as attend quarterly gatherings of the mentors and scholars. A mentor provides encouragement, advice, and support to their mentee.
Mentors serve as an important part in the life of the scholar. For many of our scholars, time with their mentors is one of the most important and lasting experiences as scholarship recipients. Mentors act as role models and supportive guides as they develop a relationship with their scholar. Aqua Foundation Mentors help provide the scholar with an individual connection to AFW and its mission and they help scholars grow into leaders by assisting them in identifying goals and working towards accomplishing them.
We are no longer accepting mentor applications for the 2016-2017 scholarship cycle. Applications for the 2017-2018 cycle will open in summer of 2017.
Quotes from mentors on their experience
Being a mentor for the first time has been a very interesting and rewarding experience. I have learned how I can make a difference by sharing time and listening to someone who is experiencing one of the most important things in their life. The learning experience goes both ways and I feel motivated to share and learn more about the people around me after being a mentor. – Adriana Prieto
It has been great meeting my mentee. Sometimes I feel I have learned more than I have contributed. – Victoria Azpurua
Mentor Program Overview
The mentoring process begins (after mentors and scholars have been carefully paired with one another) at the first of four quarterly meetings that occur between all the scholars and mentors. These quarterly meetings are required attendance and the focus at the meetings is on providing support to the mentors and scholars and building the mentor/scholar relationship. In addition to the quarterly meetings scholars are responsible for setting up monthly meetings between themselves and their mentor so that they continue to build their relationship and learn from one another.
Contact MJ Castells via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (305.576.2782) for more information or if you have any questions about the program.