National Virtual Mentoring

“I kind of wanted to find that space where I can explore my Asian American identity and also learn more about it… Not only being mentored by people older than you and being connected with a mentor, but also being able to develop friendships with people across the nation and Asian American teenagers across the nation, that was something that was really special.”

— 12th Grade Mentee

Apex’s National Virtual Mentoring Program (NVMP) launched in January 2023. This free program provides high school students from low income Asian backgrounds across the United States with a 1-1 mentor for at least two years, with monthly virtual workshops to build community. Mentees would also be eligible for an in-person summer retreat at Apex headquarters in NYC, access to college scholarships, and other opportunities such support from our college and career success and mental health departments.

Since 1992, Apex for Youth’s in-person mentoring programs for Asian American youth in NYC have demonstrated the incredible impact of having an adult mentor who understands their experiences. NVMP seeks to expand this experience to Asian American youth across the country who may not otherwise have access to culturally competent mentorship. All mentors undergo an extensive interview, reference check, and background check process before being matched with mentees.

If you are interested in becoming a virtual mentor, submit your application below:
For youth who are interested in participating in our Virtual Mentoring program, submit your application below:
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