NFDA/YFP Mentorship Program - Mentor 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 Mentor

  • Mentors need to complete the Mentorship Program Application Form - Mentors. This information will be used by mentees to request possible matches.
  • Mentors are responsible for meeting with their mentees on a regular basis.
  • When mentees give mentors call topics in advance, mentors are encouraged to think about resources and experiences that can speak to that issue.
  • Mentors are responsible for attending calls in a timely manner and providing as much advance notice as possible of conflicts requiring rescheduling.
  • Mentors should not offer employment to their mentees during the mentorship period.
  • Mentors are expected to be professional, courteous, and gracious in every interaction with their mentees.
  • Mentors are requested to serve in a supportive and nurturing role, encouraging their mentee's professional development and growth.