For Mentors (Professionals)
The Mentor is a workplace professional responsible for providing a Fellow with the opportunity for skill development, workplace readiness, and membership in the professional community, both offline and online.
When an applicant is accepted they are requested to submit additional forms including the Pre-Fellowship Work Plan, W-9 Form and Media Release Form, which should be submitted within one week. Both the Advisor and Mentor also must submit the W-9 Form and Media Release Form at the beginning of the Fellowship (unless they have previously submitted these documents).
Please note that the 120 hours for the Fellowship does not officially start until all the preliminary documents are successfully submitted, including the Fellowship Agreement.
The Fellow, Advisor, and Mentor meet to discuss the terms of the Fellowship and complete the Fellowship Agreement. At this meeting, the Harbor Freight Fellowship Agreement is used to set goals, expectations and exchange logistics (e.g., scheduling and means for communication). If necessary, an ImBlaze demo can be arranged to facilitate the use of that tool for tracking and attendance of the Fellowship.
W-9 Form - This form is required for the stipend to be paid to the Mentor.
Media Release Form - This form is required to allow us to take photos & video of the Mentor to be used on this website and in related media.
Note: Please complete your W-9 Form & Media Release Form at the beginning of the Fellowship. You do not have to submit these forms if you have previously submitted these forms unless there is a change to the information on the form.
Fellowship Agreement - This form is completed by the Fellow, Advisor and Mentor before the Fellowship can begin, after consulting with the Regional Coordinator.
Post-Fellowship Survey - Includes evaluation before and after the Fellowship.
The Fellow uses the ImBlaze app for each check-in and check-out of the Fellowship. ImBlaze logs hours and captures real-time data on student goals, learning, and interest in the Fellowship. The Advisor will monitor ImBlaze each day the Fellow is at the Fellowship Site, and the Mentor will verify attendance and provide brief feedback. The Advisor checks in weekly to support the Fellow in reflecting upon and navigating the Fellowship. The Advisor conducts at least 2 site visits during the Fellowship and submits several photos of the Mentor and Fellow working together, and video if possible, for use on the website and in social media. At or near the end of the Fellowship the Fellow, Mentor and Advisor will each submit the Post-Fellowship Survey that include evaluations for the Fellow’s progress and performance during the Fellowship. The Fellow also submits the Post-Fellowship Work Plan.
Wrap-Up and Reflect
The Advisor supports the Fellow and the Mentor in completing the Post-Fellowship Surveys and Work-Plan. A presentation including a formal reflection on the experience, a celebration, and sharing gratitude are all encouraged. Scholarships and stipends will be distributed upon the receipt of final documentation for the Fellowship.