You have what it takes
The best help a mentor can give is a listening ear and perspective that comes from well-crafted questions. Mentors help students see that they can succeed and that their work matters.
Mentoring future Generous Leaders
Be their champion
Big Idea Project mentors provide perspective, advice and connections to teams. Often, the best help a mentor can give is a listening ear and perspective that comes from well-crafted questions.
Choose a role that works for you
Maybe you can visit students in their class or you need the flexibility of communicating only through email. Choose a mentor role that is best for your schedule. Either way, mentors commit to communicating with their teams weekly.
Above all, it's about teaching empathy
BIP mentors practice Generous Leadership® and know it is the key to building future leaders of impact. As a mentor you can guide students in an experience that leads to a paradigm shift characterized by empathy.
Impact education: be a resource
Mentors are selected and directed by BIP educators. This means you have a real connection to teachers, our heroes on the frontline with tremendous influence over the development of our next generation.
Apply to mentor
All of our mentors are required to apply and participate in a $30 background check. When your application is approved, you are available for a match. We cannot guarantee an immediate match because teachers select according to fit. However, once you apply, you will remain available for future teams until you tell us you are no longer interested.