Mentorship Program

Mentor Resources

What are the benefits of joining a Mentorship Program?

  • Unique and personal access with a prominent parks and recreation Mentor.
  • Explore work through interactions with Mentors in the parks and recreation career of their choice.
  • Gain an experienced practitioner’s perspective on career situations.
  • Identify and plan short-term and long-term development career plan with the assistance of a successful Mentor.
  • Heighten awareness of the career opportunities in the parks and recreation field.

Program Eligibility

  • Mentees:
    • Should be members of NRPA and/or their state association.
    • Must be willing to commit time to the Mentorship Program.
    • Must be employed (or actively seeking employment) or be a student in the parks and recreation field.
    • Should participate in their local or state parks and recreation association.
    • Must complete and submit the online Mentee Application.
  •  Mentors:
    • Should be members of AAPRA and/or NRPA.
    • Must be willing to commit time to the Mentorship Program.
    • Must have significant experience in the parks and recreation field.
    • Should participate in their local or state parks and recreation association.
    • Must complete and submit the online Mentor Application.

Timeline

  • The Mentorship Program begins each year in the spring and concludes with the fall NRPA Conference.
  • Participants should be prepared to commit at least one hour per month to the program.

For more information contact:
Stacey Dicke
Parks and Recreation Director
City of New Braunfels, TX
(830) 221-4355