Emerging Leaders is a year-long program running from January through December. Each month, mentees and mentors engage in professional development sessions and one-on-one mentoring. A mentor and mentee’s experience hinges on their own participation and attendance.
Inspiring guest speakers explore different topics and foster engagement for the entire Emerging Leaders program. These sessions prepare each team of mentees to present their community engagement project.
Mentorship is key to building a successful career and providing meaningful opportunities for growth.
Many young professionals are rarely afforded an opportunity to receive direct one-on-one mentorship. Finding champions for their goals – personal and professional – is often met with challenges and roadblocks.
This program was created to remove those barriers to success and provide a stepping stone for those who want to progress in their professional pursuits.
Mentee program participation requires a $2,500 sponsorship. Involvement in Emerging Leaders must be endorsed by employers. Mentees are required to make a personal donation or fundraise $500 to Valleywise Health Foundation. This $500 personal fundraising goal must be achieved by end of the program. Prospective mentees are required to fill out an application.
Community Engagement Project
During the program, mentees learn the value of leadership, philanthropy, personal and professional growth. Then, they will put their knowledge to the test!
In December, each cohort will present their project idea to raise funds and awareness for Valleywise Health Foundation to the entire Emerging Leaders program. This idea requires research, an execution plan and a strategy to achieve the project scope. At the Emerging Leaders Exhibition, a “Shark Tank” style competition, judges will select the best community engagement project supporting Valleywise Health.
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