Becoming a Primos Mentor
Becoming a Primo means investing time and effort to help build a community of young Latinos ready to impact the world!
Primos helps guide and motivate young people to become college, career, and life-ready by providing them with the tools to develop self-efficacy, a growth mindset, and a commitment to service.
As a Primos mentor, you will be paired with a student for whom you will become a resource and pillar of support.
We will provide extensive training and ongoing support alongside a 12-month curriculum to ensure you have all the resources to make your mentorship a success.
2023-2024 School Year
We are continuing to focus on working with students from the Pleasant Grove area in Southeast Dallas. We will have high school aged mentees from various schools including Kipp Pleasant Grove, Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, and Lassiter Early College High School.
We will individually match Primos to aim for optimal compatibility.
We require a one-year commitment from all Primos to make this a beneficial relationship for everyone.
Our '23-24 mentoring cohort is full! Mentor recruitment takes place during the summer. Join our mailing list to receive updates on when applications reopen!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can current college or grad students be Primos?
Yes, college students can be mentors to high school freshmen.
Are there going to be events for Primos?
Yes, we host in-person bonding events, workshops for mentee/parents, college trips, and other fun activities!
What happens after the year is completed?
The hope is that you will form a strong bond and relationship with your Primo. We’d love for you to continue your relationship!
How are the parents involved?
Parents give permission for their children to participate in our program and must be consulted for all field trips. Primos are also a resource for families and we will be organizing info sessions for parents to attend (possible topics include: FAFSA and financial aid, career exploration)
Do we have to drive our young Primo places?
Transportation arrangements should be made on a case by case basis with your Primo and their family.
We Want You!