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.
- 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