Mentoring Program

The goal of the Empower Me First Mentoring Program is to  connect undergraduate first-generation students with a faculty or staff mentor to assist in building social capital on campus and beyond. The program aims to provide  an additional measure of personal and academic  support for students as they navigate their college experience at the University of Miami  and navigate their pursuit of careers or  graduate  and professional school. 

Program Eligibility: The program is open to all current first-generation undergraduate students and university faculty and staff members. Faculty and Staff members are not required to identify as first-generation college graduates.


Program Time Commitment: For the 2020-2021 the mentoring program will be conducted virtually. Selected mentors and mentees are expected to meet virtually at least once per month with the exception of December, January and May.

The Empower Me First mentoring program applications for Spring 2021 are now open until February 14!


Spring 2021  Program Timeline

January 29 - February 14: Applications Open 

February 15 - 21: Application Review
February 22-23: Selection Letters Emailed
February 25: Mentee Orientation (4:30pm - 5:30pm)

February 26: Mentor orientation (12pm - 1pm)


The student mentee application can be accessed HERE

The faculty and staff mentor application can be accessed HERE


If you have any questions, please e-mail the Empower Me First Staff at