Apply to be a mentor:

Our Commitment

The BOTS Mentorship Program is committed to investing in Black youth who are the leaders of tomorrow.

We will have carefully chosen and matched mentors from the community who will support youth in their career dreams. 
The program is open to any young Black and African youth between the ages of 16 – 28 years old. We welcome applications from Mentors who identify as Black and who are interested in supporting the growth goals of youth in our community.

Our goals

  • Provide community leadership from a local Black-led organisation who can create space for both Youth and Mentors to become their best selves, with an African lens.
  • Career Development:  Help youth plan, develop, grow, and manage their careers
  • Education Support: Aid in bridging the gap between theory and practice
  • Professional Identity: Contribute to understanding what it means to be a professional in the working environment
  • Skills Enhancement: Share the skills and knowledge of successful, experienced, and highly competent program manager to pass their expertise on to others who need to acquire specified skills
  • Raise emotionally intelligent youths, socially responsible and self-confident individuals capable of making meaningful contributions to their communities
  • Encourage the development of leadership competencies
  • Manage and overcome culture shock for newcomers

Eligibility Criteria


  • Must be a Canadian or Permanent resident of Canada and reside in Ontario
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • No criminal record or charge
  • Willing to complete a vulnerable sector check
  • Has shown leadership skills
  • Demonstrates a desire to participate in the program and be willing to abide by all Mentorship Program policies and procedures
  • Shown professional commitment to a career path (at least 5 years in a chosen field)


  • Reside on Ontario
  • Willingness to commit and participate
  • Coachable
  • Drive to advance themselves and their careers



  • Improve communication and personal skills
  • Develop leadership and management qualities
  • Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
  • Increase your confidence and motivation
  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers
  • Enhance your Resume
  • Increase your circle of friends
  • Gain recognition for your skills and experience (Certificate of recognition for BOTS/NIROW Mentorship program)
  • Benefit from a sense of fulfillment and personal growth
  • Gain practical advice, encouragement, and support
  • Learn from the experiences of others
  • Increase your social, academic, and professional confidence
  • Become empowered to make decision
  • Develop your communication, study and personal skills
  • Develop strategies for dealing with both personal, academic and professional issues
  • Identify goals and establish a sense of direction
  • Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your career
  • Expand your network
  • Gain career development opportunities