2019-2020 NBMBAA TC Leaders of Tomorrow Mentor Application

Thank you so much for your interest in serving as a mentor with LOT!  The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Program has mentored more than 8,000 talented youth aspiring to leadership roles in professional fields since 1991. The mission of LOT is to prepare African American high school students for transformative leadership in college, careers and community. The LOT Program is a comprehensive programmatic approach offering mentorship and leadership development. The program is driven by mentoring across four developmental areas: Leadership, Financial Literacy, College Preparation and Career Preparation. This application will ask a number of questions to learn more about you and your experiences, as well as your interest in this program and being a mentor.  Once you complete this application, you will hear from us via email and/or phone. 

Please complete this online application by 9/20/2019.  Please note that if you click away, unfortunately survey monkey does not save your results to come back later, so please make sure you have 15 minutes to complete this in full.  Any questions please reach out to us at nbmbaa.lot.tc@gmail.com. Thanks!  

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* 1. Personal Information: Please tell us about yourself

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* 2. Please answer the following questions as completely as possible.  These answers assist us to select the best mentors for the students.
Why do you want to become a mentor in the LOT program?

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* 3. Do you have any previous experience volunteering or working with minority youth? If so please tell us about it.

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* 4. What qualities, skills or other attributes do you feel you have that would make you a good mentor? Please explain.

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* 5. If you are accepted as a Mentor, could you commit to participate in the LOT-TC Mentoring Program for a minimum of one year from the time you are matched with a mentee?

(This time commitment includes attending monthly core sessions on the second Saturday of every month which span from 3-4 hours. Also includes keeping in touch with your mentee in between the monthly core sessions at least once a week via email, phone or in-person).

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* 6. Employment History:

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* 7. Below are key (tentative) dates of our Mentor Orientation and Core monthly LOT program sessions. The monthly core in-person meetings are typically held the 2nd Saturday of each month. The expectation is for mentors to attend each month. The timing is roughly from 10a-2p and we can share more updates on the exact times if you come to an interview.  Please check any dates that you WILL NOT be able to attend.

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* 8. Outside of the core monthly sessions are you available to meet with a high school student mentee for four or more hours per month and have contact (email, phone, conference call, in-person) at least once per week? Please explain any particular scheduling issues.

*Please note that as a Mentor you will receive some training.  You will be expected to communicate regularly and openly with program staff and provide monthly information regarding your mentoring activities, and receive feedback regarding any difficulties during your participation in the mentoring program.


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* 9. All LOT mentors will complete a background check.  Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime? If so please explain and we will follow up with you.  (Note this does not automatically preclude you from serving as a mentor.)

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* 10. Is there anything else you would like to disclose?

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