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Mayor's Mentor Up Program

We've all been influenced by significant role models, whether they're famous figures we admire or those closer to us who've made a personal impact. It's those individuals who took the time to share their journey, offer insights, and broaden our horizons who have shaped our paths. The City of Rochester is dedicated to nurturing the growth of young Rochesterians through opportunities like The Mayor's Mentor Up Program.

What is the Mayor's Mentor Up Program?

The Mayor's Mentor Up Program is an annual exceptional free event supported by local chapters of international fraternities, community agencies, residents, area colleges, and business leaders. 

This gathering serves as a pivotal platform for forging connections, where youth ages 14-18 can interact with peers and local leaders in a formal, enjoyable, and relaxed atmosphere. The event strives to facilitate natural mentor-mentee pairings that can lead to internships and job prospects for local high school students. 

This year's event is the Mayor's Mentor Up Summer Soirée on Saturday, July 27, 2024. Prospective mentors and mentees must apply to participate by Friday, June 14.

The application window closed on June 14, 2024. Thank you for your interest.

Program Requirements:

  1. Attend The Mayor's Mentor Up Summer Soirée on Saturday, July 27, 2024.
  2. Maintain quarterly check-ins with your mentee/mentor throughout the school year.
  3. Mentors will host office shadow days for mentees to attend.

For Potential Mentors:

If you've ever thought about giving back to the community, embracing mentorship could be a transformative journey for both you and your mentees. To make a difference in a young person's life, apply by submitting:

  1. Your professional biography/resume
  2. Your headshot portrait
  3. 100-words about how you currently contribute to Rochester's improvement and sustainability.

For Potential Mentees:

If you're seeking guidance and career insights from successful professionals in your field of interest, this opportunity is for you. To submit an application and share why you want to connect with a mentor and participate in Mentor-Up events.

Embrace the chance to make a difference and grow:

2023 Mayor's Mentor Up Gala photos