Momentum offers mentor matching as a free service to low income students — anyone can request a mentor through Momentum, and there is no cost to participate in the program. Momentum truly works with participants to identify specific areas in which they wish to grow and take the time and effort to search their network to find the best possible match based on skill-set, life and work related experiences, and personality.
What has been your experience working with Momentum? Can you also share a bit about the YP Mentor Program and what excites you the most about it?
My experience with Momentum has been extremely rewarding as I have had the opportunity to see my mentees grow. We all have evolved in this process. Each conversation has allowed us to get to know each other better, identify action items, develop a plan and set that plan in motion, share results or wait for those results together. Studies show that successful mentoring relationships lead to greater success on a personal and professional level and I have no doubt that both of my mentees as well as I are in the right path to success. Everyone has talents, skills, experiences, and connections that can benefit someone else and I am happy to have the opportunity to share mine with them and see them sharing theirs with me.
Jessica Ortiz (Young Professional Program Mentor)CPA, CITP