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.
2020-2021 School Year
We are pivoting to a virtual mentorship due to the current pandemic. Primos will provide ample resources, training and virtual events to ensure mentors & mentees are set up for success.
We are continuing to focus on working with students from the Southeast Dallas area. We will have high school aged mentees from various schools including H.Grady Spruce, Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, and Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School.
We will individually match Primos to aim for optimal compatibility.
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 will host virtual events for the time being. We would love to be able to host in person events but want to be cautious about COVID-19.
Past events have included: 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.