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Thank you for being interested in becoming a mentor with Project Belonging!

Our mentors serve as essential leaders for our middle and high school students creating initiatives that encourage connection and belonging in their communities.

  • Mentors will offer students advice and feedback as they develop and implement their local projects. For more information on the program, click here.

  • Mentors may advise students on allocating their stipends, help them connect with local resources, provide feedback, or practice presentations with student teams. 

  • Mentors must meet with their students twice throughout the semester, though they are welcomed and encouraged to meet more frequently.

What does a mentor do?

  • We are looking for professionals in various fields: technology, the arts, entertainment, business, etc. Mentors should have experience in a leadership position and feel comfortable advising a team of middle- or high-school students. Experience in education is not required, but mentors should demonstrate a passion for student empowerment and educational equity. 

  • If this sounds like you, or you would like to recommend someone, please send us a message using the form below, noting why you or a colleague would make a great mentor for students and Project Belonging. We will follow up with mentors for a brief interview. 

  • Please note that all mentors must undergo a background check as required by Teachers College, Columbia University.

Who can be a mentor?

Note: We cannot compensate mentors, though we recognize your effort, and are happy to provide proof of participation and professional support in other ways. We strongly believe that participation in the program is a unique leadership opportunity.

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