Who can be a mentor?
Any alumni of PBHA–i.e. former participant, volunteer, or director of a PBHA program–may apply to be a mentor. We hope that the mentoring group represents a wide range of ways to engage in social justice issues post-PBHA, whether as a community organizer, teacher, lawyer, academic, doctor, artist, journalist … the list goes on! We believe that social justice coalitions are strongest when we are all engaged in this work, whether our “day job” explicitly strives for social justice or not.
A great mentor should be:
- Able to commit time at least once a month to meeting with their mentee/attending group events.- Interested in supporting the growth of a young(er) person who wants to strive for social justice.- A good listener.- Willing to engage with the questions of how professional and personal choices can contribute to justice and equality.- Interested in building community with other PBHA alumni and undergraduates.