Mentors are the foundation of the LAW SCHOOL…Yes We Can (Sí Se Puede) network. Mentors provide support to Fellows as they make their way through college with the goal of helping them receive admission to the law school of their choice. Mentoring plays a crucial role in helping Fellows gain exposure to the legal profession, reach personal and professional goals, develop competencies important for law school and the admissions process, and cultivate a professional network.
A team of three Mentors (two lawyers and one law student) is assigned to each Fellow. Mentors will meet in person [either as a group or individually] with their Fellow at least once each month. If the Fellow is attending an out of state college, then the Mentors will speak with their Fellow over the phone or via videoconference [either as a group or individually] at least once each month. In either instance, Mentors are encouraged to communicate as often as necessary with their Fellow via email, phone, or text. Mentors will give Fellows useful insights into what they can do now to become competitive applicants for law school. To encourage the most supportive relationship, Mentors and Fellows are asked to commit to the mentoring relationship until the Fellow graduates from college.
LAW SCHOOL…Sí Se Puede offers Fellows bi-monthly skill-building workshops or exposure opportunities. Mentors are welcome, but not required, to attend the workshops and exposure programs. Mentors are encouraged to create other opportunities in which Fellows will gain the competencies needed for law school.
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor in the LSYWC Program, please click the application button below, fill it out and submit the application. Thank you for your support!.