Become aSDA Mentor

By working as an SDA Mentor, you'll empower our students

Thank you for helping them achieve educational excellence and professional success
We believe
  • EVERY student deserves access to opportunities for growth and success.
  • Relationships with consistent & caring adults have significant positive impacts on the holistic well-being of students.
  • Young adults with a mentor are more likely to become leaders in their communities.
  • Mentorship improves a student’s chances of not just being accepted to college, but also graduating.

Mentorship Goals

1.
Foster a one to one student-mentor relationship for every member of the Student DREAMers Alliance.
2.
Expand and strengthen support networks for every member of the Student DREAMers Alliance.
3.
Develop greater self-confidence and self-efficacy for every member of the Student DREAMers Alliance.

The Challenge

Many students do not have adults in their lives with both knowledge of how to navigate college and/or obtaining a professional career and time to devote to 1:1 mentorship. Without guidance of a mentor, these students can fall behind (or miss) crucial steps that are necessary to succeed in college-and beyond.

The Purpose

To create social capital for students through meaningful relationships that expand equitable access to academic & professional opportunities.

The Vision

To create a program that fosters meaningful relationships, promotes mutual learning, and creates a positive ripple effect that impacts mentees, mentors and future SDA students.

Mentorship Requirements

We ask that all of our mentors commit to the following:

Desired Outcomes

Through successful mentorships, we hope to see the following:
  • Increased employment rate in field of choice
  • Increased college graduation rates
  • Increased confidence & career readiness
  • Increased sense of community & connectivity
  • Improved workforce equity

1.

Apply Online

Ready to be a part of the change? Click on the link below to fill out our mentorship application!

2.

Get Approved

​A Member of our staff will review your application and contact you once approved!

3.

Get Matched

Once approved, you will be matched with a mentee from the SDA program. The mentorship cycle runs from September-August.

4.

Attend Initial Meeting

All mentors are required to attend an initial meet & greet facilitated by the SDA team.

5.

Meet with Mentee

Meet with your mentee in person once a month & check-in with them weekly. Your mentee is expected to initiate two of these check-ins.

6.

Continue Regular Check-Ins

Mentors will receive monthly support check-ins from the SDA team to ensure success.

If you have questions

It takes courage to ask for help and is a channel of strength for many of our current leaders.

If you have any questions, please email sda@hispanicalliancesc.com and we will answer as soon as possible.

Guidance for Growth
Mentor Empowerment Series
Megan Zappitelli
with Megan Zappitelli
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Prisma Health University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Oct
18,
2023
12:00
- 1:00 PM
Virtual via Zoom
Jessica Sharp headshot
with Jessica Sharp
Owner, Sharp Brain Consulting
Nov
15,
2023
12:00
- 1:00 PM
Virtual via Zoom
Emily Williams
with Emily Williams
LPC, LAC, MAC, AADCII, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dec
13,
2023
12:00
- 1:00 PM
Virtual via Zoom
Tom Roy
with Tom Roy
Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Graduate School of Business
Jan
17,
2024
12:00
- 1:00 PM
Virtual via Zoom
Rut Rivera 2
with Rut Rivera
Director of Community Initiatives & Investments, United Way Greenville
Mar
20,
2024
12:00
- 1:00 PM
Virtual Via Zoom
P. Sloan Joseph
with P. Sloan Joseph
Instructional Coach & Educational Consultant
Apr
17,
2024
12:00
- 1:00 PM
Virtual via Zoom

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