While Mentorship events are typically in-person, we are so excited to be able to adjust our programming to meet the needs of our kiddos!
This year we will be hosting virtual events over the ZOOM platform, during the same times as previous years (4:30pm - 6:00pm PST, Tuesday or Wednesday). Events will include mentors/mentees meeting over ZOOM with the help of their age group Program Coordinators, and using “Mship supply boxes”, which will be delivered to North Hollywood, to continue our hands-on programming. While we expect the events to be shorter than before, our goal is to make sure that all age groups are engaged, and have a fun time socializing with their mentors and new people within the club!
During UCLA’s Fall and Winter Quarter there will be no in-person events, however we are hopeful that we can have some safe meet-ups in the Spring. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see you all again over ZOOM!
Please contact the Program Directors (Jessie or Milan) with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
frequently asked questions
What is a typical event like?
Weekday events are held bi-weekly from 4:45-7 PM on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays, depending on you and your mentee's availability. Each event has a theme (i.e. science day, culture day, career day) with programmed activities for each age group that correspond to the theme. These occur in the Sunken Gardens at UCLA.
Saturday events are held bi-weekly from around 9 AM to 2 PM, depending on the event. These occur at select locations around LA. For example, some of the locations from last year included the zoo, a hike, the beach, and Knott's Berry Farm. We also go to a park in North Hollywood once per quarter to meet the mentees' families.
See above information for COVID-19 adjustments.
Is mentorship an academic/Tutoring club?
No. Mentorship's mission is to inspire children towards higher education and the pursuit of their desired careers by providing them with role models and fostering meaningful relationships between them, rather than providing academic assistance. Our events are structured to create a fun-loving support system for each child and reveal to them their potential to succeed.
However, we do have resume building workshops and college application prep for high schoolers during Career and Higher Education Day.
When can i join?
The application will open at the beginning of Fall Quarter and be due by the end of Week 2. This is the only application cycle for the school year, so if you are thinking about applying, don't wait until the winter or spring!
How many people are in mentorship?
There are approximately 100 mentors and 100 mentees in MSHIP. Join our family.