PLT US Green Mentor Program 2023

February 01, 2023— July 31, 2023

Please note this program is only available to those living in the United States. 

  • “My connection with my mentor has allowed me to connect with other professionals, hear how they reached their current career, and has given me a drive to reach the goals I have set for the PLT Green Mentor program and beyond.”

    Lillian Dinkins
    Mentee

    “My connection with my mentor has allowed me to connect with other professionals, hear how they reached their current career, and has given me a drive to reach the goals I have set for the PLT Green Mentor program and beyond.”

    Lillian Dinkins
    Mentee
  • “Almost immediately, I felt connected to my mentee and we have had great conversations as we get to know one another and get underneath the ways in which we can both grow and learn from one another. My mentee is a perfect pairing for me and I feel so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to know her. She’s curious and open to the ways in which she can develop herself and already full of amazing ideas on the ways in which our work in this sector can be enhanced. I am so grateful for this experience, for my mentee, and for the great work SFI is doing to create opportunities like this for those already in the field and for those looking to break into it. ”

    Annica McGuirk
    Northeast Region Representative
    National Association of Conservation Districts

    “Almost immediately, I felt connected to my mentee and we have had great conversations as we get to know one another and get underneath the ways in which we can both grow and learn from one another. My mentee is a perfect pairing for me and I feel so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to know her. She’s curious and open to the ways in which she can develop herself and already full of amazing ideas on the ways in which our work in this sector can be enhanced. I am so grateful for this experience, for my mentee, and for the great work SFI is doing to create opportunities like this for those already in the field and for those looking to break into it. ”

    Annica McGuirk
    Northeast Region Representative
    National Association of Conservation Districts
  • “Before the PLT Green Mentor program, I could describe my personal growth using only one word: stagnant. My mentor and I have discussed ways where, as she says, we can “cross-pollinate.” Through collaboration and genuine discussions, we listen, learn, teach and guide each other through our mentorship progress. It’s an overwhelming feeling of joy and motivation.”

    Kelly Vera
    Mentee

    “Before the PLT Green Mentor program, I could describe my personal growth using only one word: stagnant. My mentor and I have discussed ways where, as she says, we can “cross-pollinate.” Through collaboration and genuine discussions, we listen, learn, teach and guide each other through our mentorship progress. It’s an overwhelming feeling of joy and motivation.”

    Kelly Vera
    Mentee
  • “My career was and continues to be filled with those who took time out of their professional and personal lives to provide advice and inspiration. The Green Mentor program has given me the opportunity to do the same for our next generation of forestry and natural resource professionals. ”

    Terry Baker
    CEO
    Society of American Foresters

    “My career was and continues to be filled with those who took time out of their professional and personal lives to provide advice and inspiration. The Green Mentor program has given me the opportunity to do the same for our next generation of forestry and natural resource professionals. ”

    Terry Baker
    CEO
    Society of American Foresters

About the Green Mentor program

Project Learning Tree (PLT), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), is proud to offer mentorship programs to support youth, including those facing additional barriers to employment, advance their green career pathways.

SFI and PLT joint logo

The PLT Green Mentor program connects youth (ages 18-30) with green jobs professionals across the United States. It helps create a highly valuable relationship, where the mentee expands their forest and conservation knowledge, career goals and networks, and the mentor fosters the next generation of leaders, shares advice and gains a new perspective.

Please note this program is only available to those living in the United States. We are accepting 100 mentors and mentees on a rolling basis until November 21, 2022, or until spots are filled.  

Apply now! February 2023 PLT US Green Mentor cohort

  • Application deadline: November 21, 2022.  
    Accepting 100 mentors and mentees on a rolling basis or until spots are filled. 
  • Time commitment: 2–3 hours per month from February 2023–July 2023
  • Benefits: Grow your network, gain new perspectives, develop soft skills, and more!
  • Cost: Free

Apply now

 

How does our program work?

Our Green Mentor program is  powered by an industry-leading platform and algorithm that matches people based on their personalities, goals, interests and more. This helps ensure that our mentor-mentee pairs build successful, productive and trusting relationships.

Pairs work virtually on goals to challenge and help each other grow. The PLT team helps nurture the mentorship relationships with monthly career exploration topics, discussion questions, an online course, and worksheets. Mentees can also partake in monthly themed workshops on topics like resume building, networking, elevator pitches, and more.

 

US Application form 

Please note this program is only available to those living in the United States. 

Applications for the this cohort are currently closed.
Your submission will be held for consideration for future cohorts.

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