becoming a mentee
3 Step Application Process
Please submit AFKA Mentee application below.
The AFKA Associate Executive Director will require a referral from your support worker after we receive your application.
Successful applicants will be invited via email and/or phone to complete a 1/2 hour mentee orientation session. Please note that participating in the orientation session is mandatory to participating in the mentorship program.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about becoming a Mentee below. If you are ready, you can apply today!
The AFKA Support Program Staff consider each mentor application individually. If the applicant meets the qualifications, has strong communications skills and personal strengths, a range of experience with the child intervention system, as well as the support of their support workers, they will be considered an excellent candidate to become a mentor.
Mentors and mentees are matched on the basis of what areas of knowledge are marked on the referral forms, in addition to their geographical locations. We will try to match you up as best as possible to the closest mentor in your area.
We will notify all successful applicants via email and/or phone as soon as possible. Please contact us if you have not received any responses after 10 business days.
Mentors typically correspond with their mentee via phone or email once per week in addition to in person once a month, if necessary or preferred. The mentee and mentor are encouraged to discuss and establish an approach and schedule that best meets their needs.
Please contact program staff, should you run into any difficulties throughout your mentoring relationship. If there is incompatibility for any reason, you and your mentor will be asked to comment so appropriate follow-up action can be taken.
Please contact program staff at 1-800-667-2372 or 1-780-429-9923 Monday – Friday, 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM.