What is a Mentee?
A mentee is an individual who is advised by and seeks support/guidance from a mentor. A mentee is someone who has been diagnosed within the past year. Despite these guidelines, a mentorship should help you navigate, thrive, and live your best life as you adjust to being a YA survivor and all that it entails.
The Roles of a Mentee
Identify your personal goals for participating in this program and discuss them with your mentor
Be an active contributor to conversations
Take advantage of all knowledge, opportunities, and advice given
Be open to different perspectives
Be transparent and direct about your individual needs
Be reliable and understanding
Time commitment is something that is taken into consideration when making your match. The survey that we use as the tool to match you with your mentor will ask you for your availability and what your ideal time commitment to this mentorship could look like. While time commitment to this mentorship will be discussed and will be different for each pairing, there is still a baseline time commitment that is required to be successful in this program. You should be able to check in with your mentor at least once a month. If you do not feel like you can dedicate one check-in per month, explore other opportunities to get involved in YASU as a better option for you at this point in your journey.
DISCLAIMER: We will try our best, but we cannot guarantee that there will be someone who is also participating in this program who is the perfect match for you. You may be contacted by the YASU Mentorship Committee to notify you that you have been put in a mentee bank’ wherein they will match you up with a mentor when someone enrolls in the program who is a good fit for you.