YP CoNext at ASU

YP CoNext at ASU is a mentoring program originated from the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals (YP). In 2020, Arizona State University joined in collaboration as YP’s first university pilot. Together they seek to build intentional relationships between college students and young Black professionals. This program provides opportunities for personal growth, community connections, and psychosocial development–that enhances participants’ esteem and interpersonal skills–through mentoring partnerships that promote the transition from student to young Black professional. Mentors and program staff also offer on-going and special programming that highlight strategic leadership development, academic excellence, and career development.

Our Mission: To build a bridge between local college students and the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals (YP) to foster personal and professional development, around leadership, life skills and community service to aid in the transition from college students to high performing young professionals.

For more information and questions please email conext@asu.edu.

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Are you interested in becoming a Mentee or a Mentor?

Become a Mentee

Mentee Benefits

  • Networking, networking, networking!
  • Resume, cover letter review and development
  • Opportunity to participate in community service events
  • Access to YP exclusive partnered events
  • Access to YP Regional or National Conferences
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Job and internship opportunities with YP corporate partners

Mentee Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at ASU as an undergraduate student (e.g. Freshman through Senior)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Complete Mentee Interest Form
  • Attend required Mentee Orientation
  • Commitment to FULL program participation (October – April)

Mentee Interest Form

“I also found the opportunity to learn one-on-one from a mentor with experience in the corporate world and the perspective of a minority to be a valuable insight into my future career and possible situations I may find myself in.”

– Kyle Grout
Mentee, Junior, WP Carey School of Business

Become a Mentor

Mentor Benefits

  • Networking, networking, networking!
  • Community Connections & Engagement
  • Discounted Continuing Professional Education (CPE) through ASU
  • Enhanced coaching, supervisory, leadership, and mentoring skills
  • Discounted YP membership with YP benefits

Mentor Requirements

  • Must be 21 – 40 years old
  • A ten-month commitment (Fall/Spring)
  • 3-7 hours/month connecting with your mentee
  • Mentors must be a Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals member ($75/yr discounted rate)

Mentor Interest Form

“Mentoring is important to me because it is a fair exchange between individuals that creates a bond that normally would not have been established.”

– Ray Gibson
Mentor and Business Owner

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