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Mentor Program

Academy of Finance Mentor Program:

Our mentorship program provides opportunities for adults to make a visible difference in the lives of students by sharing their interests and hard-won wisdom, and by providing guidance through the students' junior and senior high school years, in preparation for their future after high school#
 

Mentoring Format:

Mentors are paired with one or two other adults, and the team mentors five to six students#  Meetings occur the first Thursday of every month, from 2:40 to 4:00 PM#  The typical Timeline of monthly meetings:
  • March: Meet your Mentor Team #second semester of their Junior year#
  • April: Meet with their families to create a plan
  • May: Resume Development
  • June: Summer Internship Preparation
  • July: Summer internship support and debrief
  • August: Create Senior year plan
  • September: Develop a plan for after high school
  • October: Help students choose appropriate college, university, or career path
  • November: Finalize plans for beyond high school
  • January: Scholarship and Financial Aid Advice
  • February - June: Support students to finish their senior year strong
 

Mentor Expectations:

  • Commit to 18 months as a mentor
  • Maintain regular contact with student via phone and/or email
  • Create opportunities outside of school meetings to enrich your students' education
  • Attend various Academy events whenever possible
  • Be a positive role-model
  • Share with student about your career - successes, failures, lessons learned, etc###
  • Have an open mind listening to your students
  • Be a resource for the student regarding career or business contacts
  • Download Mentor Guidelines for more information on being a Mentor
For more information, download our Mentor Program Brochure, or contact Jeremy Martin, Mentor Coordinator, at jmartin@sandi.net.