Finding personal support early on in our transitions is not easy. We are full of questions, and many times turning to online support is the only way we can find answers. Finding someone locally willing to be a friend and mentor through the process of transitioning proves nearly impossible for some.
The Mentors Program brings the trans community together on a personal level.
There’s a trans-identified person in your community who can really benefit from your advice, guidance, and knowledge of the trans community, world and life. It takes just a few hours a month to be a mentor. Let a trans-identified person know you care. Help them realize that doors can be opened, to see that opportunities are not just for others and demonstrate that there is a place for each person in our community. When you give to another person, you help them learn the joys of giving back!
Needed: Mentor Program Coordinators Nationwide
Find a Mentor:
Those interested in finding support from a local Mentor can contact us to see if we have a Mentor Program in or near your city.
Want to be a Mentor and make a difference?
For those interested in one-on-one and group-oriented peer mentoring of Trans youth (12-18) and adults over 18 who are in the pre- or early-transitioning phase
Workshops will be presented by a local Program Coordinator near you. Please plan on attending this 1 1/2 hour workshop for information on Mentoring through our program. The purpose of the workshop is to is to educate Trans men and women on the process & particulars of mentoring, as well as legalities when mentoring youth (under 18).
After attending a Workshop, if you are interested in becoming a Mentor, you'll be given an Application packet. A background check is required before being accepted into the Mentors Program.
Once approved, you'll be expected to attend a 2-hour Orientation Class, followed by the assignment of your new mentee.
Mentors and mentees will attend monthly Support Groups, which cover a variety of Topics specific to the trans community, and will include speakers and presentations from local area organizations and groups.
Please contact us to find out if there is a Mentor Program in your area. If there's not, consider being the one to start one!