Mentoring Program
Do you want to volunteer as a MENTOR?
By Arden & RGDA

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  • The Mentoring Program is designed as a mix of informal & formal online sessions, dedicated to young people (age 18-24)
  • We aim to work with young people from underserved communities, especially NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) offering them new perspectives in an industry that is always evolving.
  • Mentees will have the possibility to develop soft skills & solve a set of challenges/tasks created for each field of study.
  • Education & digitalization by offering alternative online learning experiences
  • Help young people understand game dev jobs/career paths
  • Promoting the gaming industry & what it has to offer in terms of development & careers
  • Giving back to the community
  • Leveraging Internships & entry-level jobs for young people
What it means for the Mentors:
  • Become better leaders
  • Learn more about themselves
  • Increased self-esteem
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Give back to the community
  • Help build better future pathways
What it means for the young people (mentees):
  • A better understanding of the industry & how/what to learn
  • Better attitude about learning processes
  • Higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Internship options or entry-level jobs

Before starting the program mentors will:

  • Decide the number of hours* needed for a mentee to complete the program
  • Create the structure of the sessions**: challenges/tasks/assessments, listing free learning materials
  • Receive dedicated materials & support on “How to be a mentor

The mentoring sessions will be held online.
The matching between mentors & mentees will be done via a dedicated group. The process will be explained in-depth before starting the program.

*the amount of time each mentor should dedicate to the program is at least 1hour/week/mentee
** also considered as volunteering & mentors can choose the amount of time they want to dedicate to it (recommended 30min for a call with the Arden representative & 2-5 hours for creating the structure).