Becoming a Primo means investing your time and effort to help build a community of young Latinos ready to impact the world!
Primos help guide and motivate young people to become college, career, and life ready by providing them with the tools to develop self-efficacy, a growth mindset, and a commitment to service.
As a Primos mentor, you will be paired with a student for whom you will become a resource and pillar of support.
We will provide extensive training and on-going support alongside a 12 month curriculum to ensure you have all the resources to make your mentorship a success. We also host monthly events to encourage group meetups so that you can meet other Primos.
2019 – 2020 School Year
We are continuing to focus on working with students from the Southeast Dallas area. We will have elementary & high school aged mentees this year.
Mentors can choose which age group they prefer to be matched with.
All elementary meetings will take place at our partner school, John Quincy Adams on Thursday evenings. A full schedule of events will be provided.
Initital high school meet ups will take place at Eastfield Pleasant Grove Campus and will then take place at mentor/mentee’s discretions.
In order to make this a beneficial relationship for everyone, we require a one year committment from all Primos.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can current college or grad students be Primos?
Yes, post secondary students can be mentors for the elementary aged students. For high school studets, we would like to provide them with working professionals as mentors.
Are there going to be events for Primos?
Yes! We host various events throughout the year to encourage group meet ups. Past events include: game board day, Dallas zoo trip, vision board making session, college exposure fair.
What happens after the year is completed?
The hope is that you will form a strong bond and relationship with your Primo. We’d love for you to continue your relationship!
How are the parents involved?
Parents give permission for their children to participate in our program and must be consulted for all field trips. Primos are also a resource for families and we will be organizing info sessions for parents to attend (potential topics include financial planning, DACA clinics, etc.)
Do we have to drive our young Primo places?
Transportation arrangements should be made on a case by case basis with your Primo and their family.