NFDA/YFP Mentorship Program - Mentee Information

Program Requirements

  • AIMMentors and mentees must be willing to assume the appropriate roles as defined below.
  • In order to participate in this program, mentees and mentors must complete their respective applications.
  • Participants need to be willing to make a minimum twelve-month commitment. At the end of this time, mentors and mentees can reapply to the program, should they wish.
  • Mentees may only have one mentor at a time.
  • Mentors need not be from NFDA member companies, but priority will be given to mentors from member companies.
  • Mentees must be from NFDA or YFP member companies.
  • Mentors and mentees must be available to provide periodic feedback to NFDA and YFP regarding the program.

Role of Mentee

  • Mentees need to complete the Mentorship Program Application Form - Mentees through the YFP website.
  • Mentees are responsible for facilitating the relationship.
  • Mentees are responsible for driving the relationship, meaning that mentees must have clear goals for what they want to achieve from participation and take responsibility for pursuing those objectives.
  • Mentees should take initiative and communicate with mentors to schedule meetings, communicating regularly with their mentors.
  • Mentees should be prepared with questions and goals to work on with their mentor during each scheduled session. Suggested best practice is to share topics for conversation a week before the call to give the mentor time to think about the issues.
  • Mentees must keep scheduled commitments and provide advance notice of any unforeseen conflicts requiring rescheduling.
  • Mentees must not ask their mentors for a job during the mentorship period.
  • Mentees are expected to be professional, courteous, and gracious in every interaction with their mentors.