Operation Progress LA | The Young Professional Mentorship (YPM) Program
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The Young Professional Mentorship (YPM) Program

Operation Progress’s Young Professional Mentor program pairs Scholars with civilian volunteer mentors who like young people and are interested in strengthening their community impact through individually supporting an OP Scholar. OP’s goal for this program is to provide another arm of support for middle- and high-school aged Scholars and to expose them to different experiences, opportunities, and people. Volunteers commit to monthly check-ins with their mentee, whether that be a stop-by the OP office, a hike, dinner, or a sporting event. Volunteers interested in becoming a mentor are required to do a Live Scan background check and interview with an OP staff member.

how to get involved

1. Fill out our volunteer form and specify saying you want to be a Young Professional Mentor. Email the filled-out form to OP’s Progam Manager, Velvet Holguin, at vholguin@operationprogressla.org.

2. A volunteer coordinator will reach out to schedule an interview with an OP staff member to discuss your interest in becoming a Young Professional Mentor. Get a Live Scan background check.

3. Once the background check is cleared, OP staff will pair you with an OP Scholar we think is a good fit.

4. Once matched, a volunteer coordinator will set up a meet and greet with your mentee.

5. Begin mentoring on your own by checking in with your mentee each month and setting up your own mentoring activities.