Mentoring Program

The goal of the Empower Me First Mentoring Program is to connect 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. 

The program is open to first-generation sophomores and juniors.

The Empower Me First mentoring program applications for 2018-2019 will be available September 1 - September 16, 2018.

The deadline for all applications is September 16. 

Interested in mentoring and being a positive influence in the life of a first-generation student? We are looking for passionate faculty, staff, and administrators to apply to the Empower Me First mentoring program. You may access the link to the mentor application by clicking here.

Looking for a faculty or staff mentor? Celebrate your first-generation student identity with a faculty or staff mentor who wants to help you accomplish your goals and maximize the possibilities! You may access the link to the mentee application by clicking here.

Mentor and Mentee assignments will be e-mailed no later than October 5, 2018. 

*All returning mentors and mentees must complete an application for the new academic year. 

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