2023 Mayor's Mentor Up Gala

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5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 in Downtown Rochester at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St. 

We've all been influenced by significant role models, whether they're famous figures we admire or those closer to us who've made a personal impact. It's those individuals who took the time to share their journey, offer insights, and broaden our horizons who have shaped our paths. The City of Rochester is dedicated to nurturing the growth of young Rochesterians through opportunities like The Mayor's Mentor UP! Gala. 

What is the Mayor's Mentor UP! Gala?

The Mayor's Mentor UP! Gala is an exceptional free event supported by local chapters of international fraternities, community agencies, residents, area colleges, and business leaders. This red-carpet gathering serves as a pivotal platform for forging connections, where youth ages 14-18 can interact with peers and local leaders in a formal, enjoyable, and relaxed atmosphere. The event strives to facilitate natural mentor-mentee pairings that can lead to internships and job prospects for local high school students.

Program Requirements:

  1. Attend The Mayor's Mentor UP! Gala on November 11th, 2023.
  2. Maintain quarterly check-ins with your mentee/mentor throughout the school year.
  3. Mentors will host office shadow days for mentees to attend.

For Potential Mentors:

If you've ever thought about giving back to the community, embracing mentorship could be a transformative journey for both you and your mentees. To make a difference in a young person's life, apply by submitting:

  1. Your professional biography/resume
  2. Your headshot portrait
  3. 100-words about how you currently contribute to Rochester's improvement and sustainability. 

For Potential Mentees:

If you're seeking guidance and career insights from successful professionals in your field of interest, this opportunity is for you. To apply, submit a creative work (e.g., poetry, photography, video, writing sample, TikTok, etc.) that answers the question: How can you contribute to improving and sustaining your community?

Embrace the chance to make a difference and grow. Apply now to be a part of The Mayor's Mentor UP! Gala and together, we will build bridges to a brighter future!


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Applications close on October 13, 2023.