2019 Young Professionals of Color Mentorship

Young Professionals of Color Mentorship Program

Are you interested in developing leadership and management skills? Are you also looking to improve your communication and interpersonal skills? How about increasing your confidence and reinforcing your own knowledge? If so, then the Young Professionals of Color Mentorship Program is a great fit for you!

The Choose Clean Water Coalition values our members, especially the interpersonal relationships that are built when we work together. Established in 2016, the Young Professionals of Color Mentorship Program is a united effort to support individuals working in the environmental sector. Our program provides mentorship to individuals seeking to excel in their careers and also strengthens the leadership abilities of our mentors. Participating in this unique partnership will foster better relationships among clean water partners and help build a pipeline of diverse leaders interested in advancing our watershed goals throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

When and where?

The program will kick off at the Choose Clean Water Coalition’s Annual Conference on May 20, 2019 at 5:00PM at the Marriott Camden Yards Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. During a happy hour program, mentors will be paired with young professionals to begin a journey towards fulfilling a supportive professional relationship.

What you can do to get involved:

Nominate a young person of color who might want to participate so we can make sure they receive an invitation to our kick-off event OR nominate yourself! Agree to be mentor or a mentee, today!

Responsibilities include:

o   Attend kick-off event on May 20th at 5PM in Baltimore, Maryland

o   Commitment to one year of engagement

o  Monthly conversations with your mentor/mentee

o  Minimum of three in-person meetings with your mentor/mentee

o   Ability to be a thoughtful, effective, and insightful listener and communicator

o   Desire to build and strengthen the environmental community

This is a short term commitment to foster a diverse and long-lasting community.

Sign up today by emailing Mariah Davis at davism@nwf.org.

Please note that this program is open to all of our members- regardless of class, race, ethnicity, age, and gender.