Mentor Programs

Elevate Program Overview

The Elevate Leadership program is an annual program beginning in March and concludes with a graduation ceremony in November.  Our structured curriculum includes practical learning experiences designed to enable career advancement, develop leadership behaviors and foster community involvement. The program includes one-on-one, community and executive interactions involving participation from the mentee, mentor, executive sponsor and program alumni.    Mentees must complete all assignments in a timely fashion as a requirement for graduation. Summer months requires participation in monthly events; however only minimal assignments will be due in July and August timeframe.

The leadership program is designed to accelerate the development of the mentee/mentor relationship, bring focus to mentee's career development and expose mentees to industry trends.  The mentee will complete individual assignments and a team community give-back project. Networking is a critical element and opportunities to build relationships are provided throughout the curriculium year.  The program brings together career-minded, entrepreneurial-spirited individuals with experienced mentors to foster talent and retain competitive human resources statewide.

This program is for candidates who are seeking advancement toward an executive management or advanced position of leadership within their company or community.  Program candidates should be proficient in managing a function area, project/program, services or may be consider a subject matter expert in a professional area.

Tuition $1,000, includes a $100 non-refundable application fee.

Elevate Program Scholarships

We Build Character awards scholarships, based on need, to help cover the cost of program tuition. If you are interested in applying for our program, but are not able to gain sponsorship from your employer or afford the program on your own, please let us know.  When completing the online mentee application, select “Yes” when answering the question, “Would you like to be contacted about our scholarship process?” After our team reviews all applications, we will contact you to discuss scholarship availability. 


Role Time Commitment Description
Mentee 80 Hours
Applications for the 2017 program accepted until February 27, 2017.

Mentor 30-40 Hours

Executive Sponsor 4-8 Hours Person of influence who supports the mentee's participation in the program.