Welcome to the NNOA Mentoring Project Community,
I am your Community Coordinator and I am excited that you to see the value in mentoring and are interested in either guiding another or exploring ways you can personally and professionally grow. The Mentoring Project started in 2017 at Coast Guard Headquarters with only 70 mentors and mentees. In the second year, it opened up to interested communities throughout the Coast Guard and successfully gained 11 communities. In The 2018/19 Mentoring Project year 219 mentors and mentees we successfully paired. This year we already at 18 communities and we are one of them! Each community is required to bring in 20 mentors and 20 mentees. The purpose of this requirement is, it allows the program to build a large data base of mentors which provide our mentees with more options.
Your participation in this program shows the need for mentoring in our service. The Core Team located at CG Headquarters, will ask that you provide feedback in the form of four surveys throughout the seven month period of mentoring. The feedback you provide to the Core Team will help improve this program for future participants.
If you have not signed up for The 2019/20 Mentoring Project Year or if you know of someone that would like to be a mentor or mentee please provide this letter to them. You can visit The Mentoring Project website https://www.uscgmentoringproject.org and sign up as a mentor or mentee. You can view the time line of events there and see all of the communities that are participating this year. Be sure you select our community when you sign up, this will allow me to track who in our community is participating and even though mentees can choose a mentor from any community, it allows mentees to select a geographically located mentor if they prefer. Once you choose the “I want to be a mentee or mentor” link, you will be redirected to a member management site called Member Planet. This is where The Mentoring Project stores and manages all applicants and bios. You will need to create an account and wait for Core Team approval. Once your account is approved, you will be sent either a mentor or mentee bio which will be due by October 24th. I would like to personally thank you for your time and interest in The Mentoring Project. I look forward to working with you!
The NNOA Community Coordinator (s),
CDR Commander Moore, CG Affiliate
LCDR Roberto Concepcion, CG Affiliate-Assist