R2L Mentoring Power Hour

What is the Mentoring Power Hour?

One of the signature activities at Ready to Lead (R2L) events is the Mentoring Power Hour. The goal of the activity is for students to engage in a fluid conversation with mentors, discussing the mentor's personal success stories and learning ways to create their own. The Mentoring Power Hour is a one-hour activity where students and mentors interact to discuss challenges and obstacles that students may face. Mentors sit with a table of students and lead a conversation according to the discussion topics provided by CHCI. Every 15 minutes, mentors will rotate to a new table of students; mentors will meet with four different groups of students throughout the hour. Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss their educational and career goals with their mentors.

To learn more, download the Download file Session Description - R2L Mentoring Power Hour.

Who should serve as a mentor?
CHCI seeks mentors in every city to participate in this impactful and engaging activity. Mentors at events represent a wide range of professional backgrounds from the local area. The goal is for students to see that people who come from backgrounds similar to theirs have gone on to become successful leaders in their communities; therefore, anyone who is comfortable sharing his or her educational and career path is welcome to participate.

During the 2014 event season, Over 355 professionals and alumni participated in the Mentoring Power Hour sessions throughout the country. Our goal is to connect students with leaders from their communities in an effort to help empower students to create their own paths towards success. We encourage working professionals as well as college or graduate student volunteers to participate.

What impact can I have?
Your participation makes a difference! The Mentoring Power Hour is the higlight of every R2L event. The feedback from both students and mentors is overwhelmingly positive. In 2014, ninety-five percent of R2L participants said they felt more confident about graduating from high school after participating in the Mentoring Power Hour.

How can I get involved?
Registration is easy! Follow the appropriate city link below to sign up and receive event details.

Upcoming R2L Events:

R2L D.C. @ CHCI's Public Policy Conference
October 6, 2015

R2L Nashville @ Vanderbilt University
October 17, 2015

R2L Miami @ Miami Dade College, North Campus
November 14, 2015

R2L Los Angeles @ California State University, Fullerton
December 12, 2015

Recent R2L Events:

R2L NY @ Queens College
Saturday, May 16, 2015

R2L Chicago @ Northeastern Illinois University
Saturday, April 18, 2015

R2L Merced @ University of California, Merced
Saturday, March 7, 2015

R2L Miami @ Miami Dade College, North Campus
Saturday, December 6, 2014

R2L Los Angeles @ Pomona College
Saturday, November 15, 2014

R2L San Jose @ Santa Clara University
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Educate. Motivate. Empower.


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