BECOME A MENTOR
You can be that someone. Apply to be a mentor and we will connect you with a young woman who is seeking a mentor to provide guidance, support, and encouragement as she works to achieve her personal and professional goals.
ABOUT THE MENTOR PROGRAM
We are on a mission to promote the advancement of Latina women and girls in our community. To support that mission, we developed a program called Juntas (Together) to help Latina women unleash their full potential by connecting them to tools, resources, and most importantly, to one another.
Juntas is a one-on-one mentorship program designed to create and strengthen connections between Latina women through learned and shared experiences.
The program matches young and adult Latina women with other Latina women in the community who provide guidance and support to help them reach their goals.
The program incorporates group workshops and skill development sessions to cultivate relationships and inspire confidence.
JUNTAS mentoring program is a 6-month program that begins with training for both mentors and mentees that have been matched for the upcoming cohort. You will then be invited to join us at the Welcome meeting. This will be a group meeting with all mentors and mentees in attendance, and it is during this meeting that you will be introduced to your mentoring match.
Following the Welcome, mentor pairs are encouraged to meet approximately 4 hours per month. You will work together to decide when and how you wish to meet going forward. Some pairs will meet weekly for an hour. Others might choose to spend a couple of hours together on alternating weekends. We want you to connect in whatever way works best for you.
Several times during the 6-month program, we will host a skills development workshop to be attended by mentoring pairs. These workshops provide participants an opportunity to connect with other participants in the program and to continue developing skills that support their goals.
The next JUNTAS cohort begins in October 2022.
Being a Mentor with Latina Professionals of Chattanooga means…
Listening, asking questions & sharing your experience-based perspectives with Latina to empower her during her career or educational journey.
Becoming part of an active community that wants to open doors for one you & see you succeed.
Being committed to spending 4 hours per month, for 6 months, meeting with your mentee, in-person or remotely.
Building a new working relationship with someone whom you can learn from. A Mentor is sometimes more partner than a teacher.
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