The AYF Mentorship Program is a newly-initiated program that helps members achieve their academic and professional goals. Partnering with the Armenian National Committee – Western Region and the ANCA – Professional Network, this program will be leading the Armenian youth toward academic success. Each applicant is matched with a qualified mentor who will guide and advise the mentees through various parts of their academic career.
“Since its inception, I was very motivated to join the mentorship program,” said Taleen Mahseredjian, a member of the Burbank “Varak” Chapter. “My mentor was highly suited for me, understood my needs and helped me successfully complete my college applications. So far, I have only received acceptances.”
The mentorship accommodates every mentee’s needs. Mentors give direction and provide resources to their mentees in areas such as college applications, essay revision, resume building, internship opportunities, post-graduation job searching, resume building, and any other accommodations. Mentors are also encouraged to meet in person with their mentees and have guidance sessions.
“The one-on-one mentoring approach of the program is very beneficial, as my mentor and I have been meeting on a regular basis to plan and execute my affairs,” said Taleen Baghdadlian, a member of the Glendale “Roupen” Chapter. “I am thankful for my organization, the Armenian Youth Federation, for providing such an essential program for our members to take advantage of.”
AYF members across the Western Region are encouraged to apply to the program as mentees and mentors to younger members.
Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest and most influential Armenian American youth organization in the United States, working to advance the social, political, educational and cultural awareness of Armenian-American youth.