Roles and Responsibilities

L.O.V.E empowers young Latinas to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their full potential. The mentoring program recruits female university students to support, guide, and be a role model to a young Latina for a period of a school year. By becoming part of the young Latina’s life, the mentor serves as a guide to help her achieve her academic and personal goals.

Mentor's Role

  • Take the lead in supporting a young Latina through an ongoing relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Be a willing listener, encouraging, supportive, patient, flexible, and respectful of individual differences

Mentee's Role

  • Have a positive attitude and be respectful of mentor
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • View mentor as a partner—do not be afraid to ask questions or make mistakes
  • Commit to participating in activities with mentor
  • Utilize mentoring relationship by asking productive questions and using listening skills
  • Communicate openly and honestly with mentor—resolve differences by talking about them