Class of 1969 Alumni Mentoring Program
The Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP) pilot was approved by the USNAAA Board of Trustees at its 8 December 2011 meeting. While AMP is the 50th Legacy Gift of the Class of 1969, AMP is intended as an offering by all Alumni for all Alumni. Protégé and mentor participants will be from all classes and will be guided by a new multi-class steering committee to be formed in the near future.
AMP Pilot: The AMP Pilot will run for a minimum of one year targeting 600 protégé and 400 mentor participants. Upon successful completion of the AMP Pilot, we expect to implement full AMP for a combined 3,000 mentor and protégé participants in 2014.
How You Can Help: Volunteer by enrolling today for training as a mentor to share your experience, wisdom, and network to help other Alumni or as a protégé to take advantage of a mentor’s knowledge and experience. Lead by helping to inform both your Classmates and other Alumni you know to support the AMP Pilot.
Say Again Your Last: We need 400 mentors and 600 protégés to conduct a meaningful AMP Pilot! All a USNA Alumni has to do is go to the AMP website through www.usna.com and sign up for mentor training or register to be a protégé. We have almost 200 trained mentors and have opened the program for protégé sign-ups. WE NEED MENTOR AND PROTÉGÉ VOLUNTEERS NOW!!
By the numbers: Total USNA Alumni number about 50,000 of which about 10,000 are on active duty. AMP will provide the means for Alumni to help Alumni in an unprecedented way.
Our goal: To revitalize the culture of Alumni helping Alumni. By sharing experience and wisdom and leveraging connections and relationships, we will inspire Alumni to set higher goals, achieve more, and have greater satisfaction, first in military service and then in their selected career for the purposes (1) that more Alumni achieve “the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government” and (2) to improve retention.
About AMP: The Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP) is a system of connecting Alumni for a greater good. The foundation tool of AMP is the proven eMentoring on-line platform which Facebook-like features will be familiar to most and which will adeptly allow Protégés and Mentors to pair-off, conduct ongoing dialogue, and access other mentoring tools offered there. Protégés will obtain objective advice from neutral resources outside of their command structure - from other Alumni who “have been there and done that”. Of course, mentoring pairs may go off-line or meet face-to-face anytime. Protégés and volunteer Mentors may be from any and all USNA classes. At least initially, AMP will focus on providing mentoring (i) to Alumni approaching the end of their initial obligated service and facing the decision to stay in or get out. Mentors will receive standard training and work kits. AMP is an offering by Alumni for Alumni; AMP activities will be private and confidential.