Unni-Hyung Mentoring Program
The Unni-Hyung Mentoring Program (UHMP) is a community-based, one-to-one mentoring program for Korean American youths between the ages of 14-18. We pair youths (“Mentees”) with young professionals (“Mentors”) to foster healthy relationships by doing activities together under the Program Coordinator’s guidance. Mentors provide friendship and support throughout the mentoring period while at the same time serve as a role model and friend. Mentees may face issues related to acculturation, domestic violence, or lack of a positive adult-figure. By encouraging them through this enriching relationship, they will be able to develop social and leadership skills as well as their future career interests.
“If I hadn’t met Ellen, I don’t think I’d be as confident in making decisions now… I would encourage anyone looking for a mentor to sign up. They help you see and experience a lot.” -So Jung Lee, former UHMP mentee
- During a one year-long commitment, mentoring pairs meet for a minimum of four hours.
- Mentor must attend a in-house interview, training session and get finger printed prior to being paired.
- Mentees must attend an interview and orientation session prior to being paired.
- Mentoring pairs must attend at least 3 out of the 6 group events.
- Mentoring pairs must have constant communication throughout the week or month with Youth Program Coordinator.