In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19), the 3M and Pillar Session for the month of March have been postponed until further notice.
Please note that to date there have been no Lakas Mentorship Program members who have tested positive for COVID-19. However, in alignment with the Claremont Colleges community, and in an abundance of caution, all public events have been cancelled until April 18. This directly affects Lakas Mentorship Program programming since our programming primary takes place at the Claremont Colleges.
We will continue to keep you apprised of any updates or news. Thank you for your understanding. We hope that you will take advantage of alternative technologies and continue to engage with our community of staff, mentors, and mentees. We look forward to your continued participation and engagement with the Lakas Mentorship Program.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com.
Lakas Mentorship Program Staff & Board of Advisors
Lakas is a 7-month program that empowers high school students and college students to connect and develop essential life skills.
We provide workshops and personal development through five pillar topics. High school students, undergraduates, professionals – everyone is welcome to join and take part!
- THE PROGRAM -
Each mentee, a high school student, is paired with a mentor, a college student aged 18-28. These pairs participate in activities put together by Lakas staff members, who are post-graduates and professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Mentees and mentors communicate regularly to foster and maintain meaningful connections and explore ideas from one of the five pillar areas below.
Every month, mentees and mentors meet together for a pillar session, a full day of planned activities supervised and coordinated by Lakas staff. Every pillar session will be centered on one of the five pillars and usually include presentations, discussions, and activities. By the end of this program, participants — mentees, mentors, even staff members — will be equipped with leadership, communication, and decision-making skills as well as resources that will help them no matter what stage in life.
Parents and prospective mentees, please see the Program page for more information.
For questions, concerns and suggestions, please
Objectives & Pillars
- GET TO KNOW US -
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Meet the staff members behind the program on the Staff page!
Finally, see photos of past cohorts and activities on our Flickr page.
- TESTIMONIALS -
- GET INVOLVED -
High school students
As a mentee, you will not only learn more about Filipino culture and history, but about yourself and the community at large. You’ll be surrounded by many mentors and staff members who can give advice about college and the future, and you’ll develop essential leadership, communication, decision-making, and other life skills.
Application period for mentees is closed for the 2019-2020 cohort, and will reopen Fall 2020.
Undergraduate college students
As a mentor, you’ll be guiding the next generation of youth and be paired with a mentee. Lakas staff members will provide the tools and activities you need to succeed, and more often than not you’ll also learn a thing or two about yourself and your community. Staff members can also provide insight into your current and post-grad plans, whether academic or professional.
Application period for mentors is closed for the 2019-2020 cohort, and will reopen Fall 2020.
Graduate / post-grad students and professionals
Staff members are the gears that run the program behind the scenes. Everyone is from a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds and is involved in developing the program’s curriculum, outreach and recruitment materials, event planning, and more. Just like with mentors and mentees, every staff member, no matter if you’re a recent grad or seasoned professional, plays an important role in making sure everyone enjoys and gets something from the program. In the past, we’ve also presented at academic conferences!
Application period for staff is closed for the 2019-2020 cohort, and will reopen Summer 2020.
Donations, fundraising, inquiries, missed applications, etc.
If we missed you during this application cycle, please contact us for more information on possibly shadowing some of our in-person activities. This is not always guaranteed and interactions with participants is limited.
Please also contact us if you are interested in donating to our cause! Every penny counts towards our community-run organization.