University of Texas at Austin                                                             Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Mentor Program

Project MALES Student Mentors – 2014-2015

PM Fall 2014 Retreat Group Picture

The Project MALES Student Mentoring Program is off to a great 2014-15 academic year. We have a total of 36 Mentors, 34 of which are returning from last academic year. This year we are continuing our mentoring partnerships  at Travis, Lanier, and Reagan High Schools in Austin ISD. Our Mentoring Site Coordinators Mike Gutierrez, Jesse Mondragon, and Juan Lopez, as well as the Project MALES student leaders have planned many engaging and dynamic activities throughout the academic year. Here is the schedule of events for fall 2014;

Fall 2014 Events

Fall Retreat

-Project MALES Fall Retreat  (9/20, 10:00 am -2:00 pm at Al-Kiva SZB 104 )

Platica Series: Agents of Change
-Project MALES Plática #1 Guest Speaker: Mr. Ramon Gomez (9/24, 6:30-8:30 pm at UTC 1.104)
-Project MALES Plática #2 Guest Speaker: Dr. Ramon Martinez (10/22, 6:30-8:30 pm at UTC 1.104)
-Project MALES Plática #3 Guest Speaker: Dr. Luis Urrieta, Jr.  (11/19, 6:30-8:30 pm at UTC 1.104)

Community Engagement Events
-One Human Race-Welcoming America Festival (9/17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Asian American Resource Center)
-Clean Up Day (10/18, TBA)
-Longhorn Halloween (11/2. TBA)

Fundraising Events
-Bake Sale #1 (9/22, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Jester Corner-21st & Speedway)
-Red Mango (10/7, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Red Mango, 2222 Rio Grande St. C120, Austin, TX 78705)
-Bake Sale #2 (10/13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Jester Corner-21st & Speedway)

Social Events
-Juan In A Million (9/27, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Juan In A Million)
-Field Day (10/25, TBA)
-Halloween Haunted House (10/30, Haunted House on Highland Mall)
-End of Year Celebration (12/5, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at SZB 104 ( Al-Kiva) )

Project MALES undergraduate mentor, Jesse Mondragon, provides a testimonial about the importance of mentorship and what motivates him to stay involved.

For more information our Project MALES activities, please visit our website often.