Become a Community Mentor

As part of the Amarillo College Mentoring Program, the Community Mentor Program connects returning students with a professional, or “Community Coach,” in a field related to their major.  Community Coaches provide a career development opportunity through job shadows, informational interviews and networking.  This program is a partnership between Amarillo College and the Amarillo Women’s Network/Amarillo Rotary Clubs.  


  • Students in the Community Mentor Program are called Protégés.   Protégés are returning Amarillo College students who have completed the Coach/Champion Mentoring Program in their first year of college and have the support of their faculty/staff Coach.
  • Mentors in the Community Mentor Program are called Community Coaches. Community Coaches are professionals in the Amarillo community able to provide hands-on insight into their career path.  

Participant Expectations

  • Engage: Interact monthly through face-to-face meetings, email, phone calls, and/or text messages.
  • Emerge: Complete an informational interview on Community Coach’s education, training, and career path.  Participate in a job shadow experience.
  • Expose: Attend at least one networking opportunity, which may include a relevant meeting, presentation, professional event, meal with colleagues, or other as appropriate.
  • Elevate: Review Protégé’s resume and discuss feedback for improvement 

2015-2016 Program Timeline

  • Now open: Community Coach application period
  • September: Matching process completed
  • October: Meet & Greet/Program Briefing
  • November - April: One interaction a month
  • May: End of Year reception 

Apply to be a Community Coach