Access Mentorship Program

The Access Mentorship Program connects ambitious young professionals (protégés) with seasoned, high-level business leaders (mentors) to support their professional and personal development. This is the first year of the program and we are excited to see the results of the partnerships and to continue the program for many years to come. It is our goal that protégés feel more rooted in the community and that mentors feel a sense of worth in giving back to the future of Tallahassee.

We will kick off our program by opening protégé applications in mid October 2021 and the program will run from January 2021 to June 2022 with a kick off breakfast this December 2021.

Eligibility: 

Access Tallahassee members in good standing may participate in this program. If you are not currently an Access Tallahassee member and would like to join, please visit www.AccessTallahassee.com to sign up.

What to Expect:

Mentors and protégés will meet a minimum of once a month over the six-month timeframe for a suggested one hour per meeting. This could be for coffee, breakfast, lunch, cocktails and/or dinner.

It is the protégés responsibility to reach out to their mentor and schedule meetings. Be ready to own it!

We’ll provide optional assignments to help mentors and protégés be productive in their meetings, so don’t worry about whereIncluded in this packet are assignments to work on together. These assignments are optional and the mentor and protégé can decide which assignments to work on during their meetings.

Matching Process:

The matching process is designed to properly align our mentors and protégés to ensure a positive experience for both individuals. Mentors and protégés will complete a questionnaire detailing areas of interest that properly align protégés’ desired outcomes with a mentor who has expertise in those respective areas. That may mean that mentors and protégés work in difference industries, but regarldess they will provide a wealth of knowledge. Because the goal is to properly align areas of interest, so not everyone who applies will be matched this year. We want to be sure we’re pairing a perfect match.

Applications will open in mid-October so check back here to apply!