`A`ALI`I Mentoring

Mentoring Matters.

Through mentoring relationships, `A`ALI`I Mentoring helps young adults from underserved communities navigate and persevere in higher education.

Young people from communities underrepresented in higher education face the typical challenges related to the transition to college, as well as other more daunting difficulties including academic, financial, familial, and personal hardships. These young people may also be unaware of or hesitant to access the financial, educational, and career resources available. Volunteer adult mentors can serve as non-judgmental, caring, empathetic advocates. By sharing experiences and offering encouragement and fresh perspectives, mentors also teach and model leadership, interpersonal and executive-functioning skills, essential competencies that enable young people to reach their full potential.

`Ōlelo No`eau 507: He `a`ali`i kū makani mai au, `a`ohe makani nāna e kula`i

I am a wind resisting ʻaʻaliʻi, no gale can topple me over.

The `a`ali`i is a hardy native plant revered for its resilience and beauty. `A`ali`i are known for thriving in adverse conditions and in a variety of elevations and environments. Our goal is for our mentees to embody the strength of the `a`ali`i, confident in their ability to thrive.