2019–20 APIDA Ignite! Mentee Application

2019–20 APIDA Ignite! Mentee Application

The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Ignite! Peer Mentorship program is dedicated to supporting APIDA students identity development and increasing a sense of belonging, support and engagement for APIDA students at Cal State LA.

APIDA Ignite! pairs first-year, transfer, and other Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) scholars with peer mentors.

Who are mentors?

Mentors identify as undergraduate or graduate APIDA students who are able and willing to help other APIDA students (mentees) explore and strengthen their sense of APIDA identity and get connected to resources.

Who are mentees?

Mentees identify as undergraduate APIDA students that may be looking for a role model/guide/support to help them strengthen their sense of APIDA identity, help them increase a sense of belonging and knowledge of resources of campus, and to help them become involved.

How it works

Mentors and mentees are paired based on their application, personality traits, and life experiences. We aim to pair one mentor with one mentee to establish a APIDA Ignite! Connection that creates space for growth, exploration, and support.


• Able to meet and/or connect with mentor every 2 weeks
• Attend one campus event with mentor per semester
• Attend three APIDA Ignite! Workshops each semester that focus on goal setting, leadership    development, identity exploration, community building, and de-stressing.

Apply by Friday, September 27, 2019 to join our APIDA Ignite! Community! We will notify you on October 4, 2019 if you have been selected.